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Grade Posting Policy (formerly Mute Grades)
Adjust your grade posting policy to hide (mute) your grades while you are grading an assignment in order to release all scores and feedback to students at once.
A Grading Posting Policy can be set at two different levels: The ASSIGNMENT Level or The COURSE Level
What is the default setting for the Grade Posting Policy?
By default, Canvas releases grades to students as you enter them. By using a Manual Grading Policy, all students can instead receive their grades at the same time.
How do I verify that students cannot see their grade before I begin entering them?
Make sure the “MANUAL” label is displayed at the top of the assignment header in the gradebook (see  in graphic below).
If a manual posting policy has been applied in a course, all assignment headers will display the Manual label . This label indicates that a manual posting policy is currently in place and future grades are hidden from student view.
Once a submission has been graded, the assignment header displays the Visibility icon . This indicates that there are grades within the assignment that must be posted before they can be viewed by students.
When grades are hidden from student view, the Total column also displays the Visibility icon . This indicates that the total grade in the Gradebook differs from the total grade viewed by the student.
To manage the posting policy for an assignment, click the Options icon .
HIDING AND POSTING GRADES GUIDES
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