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Hidden Grade Columns Bug within "New Gradebook" Tool

Posted: 2019-07-16 11:33:58   Expiration: 2019-07-30 11:33:58

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2019-07-16 11:33:58. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Instructure has confirmed a bug with the beta tool "New Gradebook" that was introduced during their latest release. If you are using this optional course feature, you may see issues with grade columns that are hidden to students by default. Instructure has posted the following advisory:

The Grade Posting Policy inadvertently affected the visibility of existing grades that were posted before the release. Some assignments may need to be manually posted for grades to display to students.  If a Gradebook previously included assignments that were previously muted and graded prior to the release, the grades will remain unposted until they are manually posted with the Post Grades button.

For any assignments that have not yet been graded, they will be graded according to the course-level policy set in the New Gradebook Settings at the time of grading, unless the assignment is anonymous or moderated, which always have a manual post policy. Changing the policy for a course does not affect grade or comment visibility for existing assignments.

The original text for this advisory is available on the for the new "Grade Post Policies" features page. As a reminder, the "New Gradebook" tool is still currently an "opt in" tool within our Canvas instance and not yet fully featured or stable.

-- Learn@UW-Madison: Susan Sloan