Canvas Tip of the Week (13 January 2020)

Hide Grade Distribution

Did you know that by default students can see the grade distribution in Canvas, but you can hide it?

***Before getting into the Canvas tip for this week, a final reminder that the new gradebook in Canvas becomes active on Saturday, 18 January.  You can reach more about the changes in the Canvas Tip of the Week for 23 December 2019.  Below you’ll see a TCUS webinar about this too.

Students do not see each other’s grades, but they can see the grade distribution and where they are in the distribution.  If that does not help your class, you can turn off the feature.

To turn off the students ability to see the grade distribution:

  • Click on SETTINGS in the left hand course menu.
  • Then click on ADVANCED SETTINGS.
  • Next click on the box that is next to “Hide grade distribution graphs from students.”
  • Finally, don’t forget to click on the UPDATE COURSE DETAILS button.

Learn more about this feature here.

As a reminder, don’t forget about the policy changes described in last week’s Tip of the Week.  The basic premise of those changes were that requests related to COM and COP courses in Canvas should now be directed to Michele Jenkins, while requests related to CEHS courses in Canvas will continue to be directed to Michael Barbour.

Please note that all of the Canvas Tips of the Week are archived on the CILT website at

As a reminder, the Canvas team at the Touro College and University Systems level continues to offer webinars on various aspects of Canvas.  Webinars that are coming up this and next week include:

January 14, 2020, Tuesday
11:00am – Updated Gradebook (to register, click )

January 15, 2020, Wednesday
11:00am – Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook (to register, click ) )

January 17, 2020, Friday
8:00am – Canvas General Training Sessions (to register, click )

You can access the complete training schedule at

If you have questions, feel free to contact Michele Jenkins, Jim O’Connor or myself.

As a reminder, you can access TUC and TUN specific resources at the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching website at:

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.