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Moodle Quick Help Guide

Hiding the course total and other grade items

Note: we strongly recommend you begin the semester with the Course total hidden from students, to prevent worry over a low-seeming grade that results from very little coursework having been completed early in the semester. Remember, this hides ALL of the grades, not just a single item, and will have to be undone before you can hide some grade items but reveal others. 

To hide any single grade item, including Course total:
  1. Go to your course site and, in the Administration menu on the left, select Grades.    

  2. In in the grade report page that appears, use the drop-down menu to select Gradebook Setup.

  3. Find the line for the grade item you would like to hide, and click the Edit button for that line.

  4. A pop-up menu should provide the option to Hide the grade: click Hide. 

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Save Changes. 

The line for the grade item you edited should now be grayed out, which is your indicator that it has been hidden and that students will not be able to see it. You can check this by switching to the User view in the drop-down menu in the top of the gradebook, and then in the menus on the right choose a student's report to view and choose to view as "User" instead of the default "Myself," and the hidden item or items should not show. Go back to viewing as "User" to get out of this mode and see the items yourself (but grayed out) again. 

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