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Control Gradebook Visibility for Students in Moodle

Instructors can control whether students can access and view their grades in Moodle in a personalized grade report called the User report. By default, this report is set to be visible to students, meaning students can see their own grades for any graded activities that are not hidden from students.

Note: Even if the Gradebook is hidden from students, students can still view grades for individual assignments by opening the activity and reviewing their submission. To learn how to hide and show grades for a particular activity, see Control Visibility of Grade Items in Moodle.

There are two ways you can approach releasing a course gradebook to students; use the Quick Settings block, or go to the Course settings page.

Use the Quick Settings Block to Hide or Show the Gradebook to Students

If the Quick Settings block has been added to your course, you can release or hide the course gradebook directly from your course page. (See Add & Remove Blocks in Moodle.)

  1. On your Moodle course page, in the Quick Settings block, for Show gradebook?, select Yes or No.
    Quick Settings block - release gradebook
    Note: Editing does not need to be turned on to use this block. Also, the block is hidden from Students, and shows only for Teachers and Course Designers.
  2. Click Update settings.

Release the Gradebook from the Course Settings Page

  1. Open your Moodle course page. In the Settings block under Course administration, click Edit settings. The Edit course settings page will open.
  2. Under General, find the Show gradebook to students setting, and select Yes or No in the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save changes.