Anonymous Grading & Anonymous Instructor Annotations

Anonymous Grading

When creating an Assignment, you can choose to set up an Assignment with anonymous grading. Selecting the anonymous grading option hides student names from graders when they view assignment submissions in SpeedGrader.


Note: Anonymous assignments automatically default to a manual posting policy. Grades for anonymous assignments, like other manual post-policy assignments, are not displayed to students until assignment grades are posted.

Q: How do I grade anonymously?

A: Use the SpeedGrader for anonymous grading.

Anonymous Instructor Annotations

When creating an assignment, you can enable anonymous instructor annotations. When students view a submission with anonymous instructor annotations in DocViewer, comments do not display an instructor’s (or TA’s) name.

This option only affects comments added in DocViewer in the SpeedGrader submission window. Comments added in the Speedgrader sidebar are not anonymous.


  • Anonymous Instructor Annotations is not associated with the Anonymous Grading feature and displays as an option in all assignments.
  • If you select the checkbox after student submissions are received, any annotations already made in DocViewer will NOT be anonymous. Ensure this checkbox is selected before allowing students to submit assignments.

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