Canvas: Assignment Mute Option Update
Updated: 26 August 2020 09:36 AM
The Mute Grades option has recently been replaced by Course and Assignment Grading Posting Policies. This involves a slight change in the way that you indicate which grades should be muted, but it does allow you to mute all assignments by default at the beginning of the term.
Are Grades Visible to Students?
You can determine if grades for a specific assignment are visible by checking the dropdown menu: note the “all grades posted” item.
Grade posting policy updates only apply to newly posted grades. To hide grades that have already been posted, use the Hide grades option in the assignment dropdown.
Course Grade Posting Policy
To change the default hiding behaviour for all assignments, you can set the course grade posting policy.
To apply changes to the grade posting policy, click the Update button.
Assignment Grading Policy
To change the grade hiding behaviour for a specific assignment, set the assignment grade posting policy.
Orange Eye Icon
The Orange Eye Icon will appear when something has been submitted and it has been graded in the current grade column. The column is still muted. When the eye becomes a gray color, it indicates that a grade column is set to manual posting. This is the same as muting. When grades are placed in this column, they will not be visible to students until the instructor manually posts the grades.