New Mute Functionality

The Gradebook has modified the functionality of muting and unmuting. The main change this Fall is that this new functionality allows graders to have more control for posting grades on a granular level, such as by section, by a feature called post policies. Additionally, instead of having to hide all assignments individually, the Gradebook Settings menu allows all assignment grades to be hidden by default.

Please note the following adjustments to the Gradebook interface:

  • The previous functionality of muting a grade has been transitioned from the Mute Assignment option to the Grade Posting Policy option.
  • The previous functionality of unmuting an assignment has been transitioned from the Unmute Assignment option to the Post Grades option.

New Mute Functionality: Manual Grade Posting Policy

The Mute functionality has been replaced with the manual grade posting policy. The Grade Posting Policy controls how grades will be made available to students in the Gradebook.

New Mute Functionality


Assignments that should be hidden before grades are assigned can be set with the Grade Posting Policy menu option [1]. In the policy window, select the Manually Post Grades option [2]. Then click the Save button [3]. An icon indicating the assignment’s visibility will be displayed in the assignment column, and grades will be hidden to students [4]. This icon has replaced the existing Mute icon.

For more information, please view this documentation.