How do I restrict student access to the gradebook

Valid for Moodle 2.5.  Updated on 9/11/2013.

 To completely block access to the gradebook

  1. Go to AdministrationCourse Administration → Edit Settings
  2. Scroll down to the Appearance section.
  3. Find the Show gradebook to student option.
  4. Set to No.  (The default is Yes).

Student can only see their own grades even when this option is set to Yes.

To block access to an item.

  1. Go to AdministrationCourse Administration → Grades.
  2. Go to Administration → Grade administration → Categories and Items → Simple View or select Categories/Simple view from the pulldown in the grader report.
  3. Find the item. On the right side in the action column is a set of icons.  Find the eye icon Hide icon and click.  It will become the closed eye icon show icon.

    Simple view of gradebook
  4. You can later unhide the item by clicking on the closed eye icon.

To block access to the grade for a category.

  1. Go to AdministrationCourse Administration → Grades.
  2. Go to Administration → Grade administration → Categories and Items → Simple View or select Categories/Simple view from the pulldown in the grader report.
  3. Find the category total line at the bottom of the category section. On the right side is a set of icons.  Find the eye icon Hide icon and click.  It will become the closed eye icon show icon.

    Hide category total

  4. You can later unhide the category total by clicking on the closed eye icon.

Note that this will still display the individual items in the category.

To hide the entire category.

  1. Go to Settings → Course Administration → Grades.
  2. Go to Settings → Grade administration → Categories and Items → Simple View or select Categories/Simple view from the pulldown in the grader report.
  3. Find the header line for the category. On the right side is a set of icons.  Find the eye icon Hide icon and click.  It will become the closed eye icon show icon.

    Hide entire category

  4. You can later unhide the category by clicking on the closed eye icon.

To block access to the course grade.

            The course grade is simply the highest level category.  The course grade is controlled by the Course total at the bottom of the display.  You can also use the top line to hide the entire grade book, but you can functionally accomplish the same thing by using the course settings (See first set of instructions above).

 [Note: students can only see their own grades.  Even with access fully on they can not see other students grades.  If they aren’t logged in, they wouldn’t see anything.]