Mute or Unmute a Column

Please note that as of Saturday July 13th, the method of muting and unmuting grades has been changed to "hiding" and "posting" grades.

More information can be found at the Hide and Post Grades Page.

 

By default, all Gradebook columns are visible to students. This means that as soon as you enter a student's mark they will be able to see it in their Grades.
 

Also, if the Gradebook column is not muted, students will see the assignment’s grade details under the Recent Feedback section to the right-hand side of their Dashboard and course Home pages.
Muting the Gradebook column also prevents students from receiving email notifications until the assignment is unmuted.
 

Why is this a problem?

  • If corrections are made when entering grades or if grades need to be adjusted—students may see their grades change, become concerned and email you.
  • If only some student's marks are entered into Gradebook, for example, the marks for one tutorial, students who do not see their mark may become concerned and email you.   

If you mute columns, you will be able to add and adjust marks as your time permits, and then make the grades available to students once they have been verified. Note, when a Gradebook column is muted, students can still see the name of the assessment on their Grades page.

Step by step Instructions - Mute a Column

1. Click on the Grades link in the Course Navigation Menu.
2. Click on the 3 dots next to the name of the assignment to reveal the drop-down menu, and select Mute Assignment.
3. A Mute Assignment warning box will appear, click the Mute Assignment button.

Step by step Instructions - Unmute a Column

1. Click on the Grades link in the Course Navigation Menu.
2. Click on the 3 dots next to the name of the assignment to reveal the drop-down menu, and select Unmute Assignment.
3. An Unmute Assignment warning box will appear, click the Unmute Assignment button.

Note: if a Turnitin assignment column is muted, students will not see their originality reports until the column is unmuted.