Blackboard: Hiding and Revealing a Grade Centre column to students

Why might I need to do this?

When you create an assessment in Blackboard (Test, Assignment or Turnitin Assignment), a column is automatically created in the Grade Centre and, by default, that column is visible to students via the My Grades tool and the Global Navigation menu.

You will normally want to hide marks and feedback from students while marking and moderation is taking place.

How do I hide a column?

Go to Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

Click on the editing arrow next to the title of the column you wish to hide.

Dropdown Chevron next to Assignment Title in Grade Centre

Simply click on Hide from Students (On/Off).

Dropdown Chevron next to Assignment Title in Grade Centre

How do I know if a column is hidden?

A hidden column appears with this icon in the Grade Centre.

Red bar through circle to the left of grade centre column name indicating column is hidden

How do I reveal a column which has been hidden?

To unhide a Grade Centre column, just go through the same steps again:

·        Go to Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

·        Click on the editing arrow next to the title of the column you wish to reveal.

·        Choose Hide from Students (On/Off).