Buzz: Tips & Tricks

Performance Page (previously the Grades page)

Thomas Collette
  • Agilix team member

Performance Page (previously called the grading page); this goes through and just explains things the performance page. 

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Bart Krieger


I was wondering if there is something I can turn off or a box to check so that when I enter a grade a post wont go to the student.

Thanks - Bart

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

When grading an activity, if you select "Save Draft," the score will not be returned to the student but just stored for the user. Is this what you were looking for?

Bart Krieger

Hey Brad,

As long as the draft grade figures into my grade book then yes exactly what I was looking for.

What is happening is that days that students have many assignments graded, their screen fills up with posts of grades.  Then if a teacher makes a mistake and has to re-enter the grade, the student gets multiple posts.

I was trying to clean up the students screens.



Jeremy Walker

Hi Bart,

The other tool that some of our teachers use is the restrict score visibility by date option.  That will mask the score for all of them until you're sure you are done and have it all correct.  We haven't confirmed yet, but I expect that students will then just get one notification even if you changed the score multiple times before it was released to them.  Maybe Brad can confirm that for us.

Brad, if you did Save Draft for every student, is there a way to release them all at once or do you need to go into every student cell to submit the score.



Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

When you use the "Save Draft," the score is not returned to the student and will not populate on their Activity Stream. Scores only appear to a student (Grades, Activity Stream) once the score has been submitted. So, if the teacher saves it, and only submits the grade when it is tentatively finalized, then it will only appear once to the students.  

If you do not want to use the "restrict score visibility" feature, you could save the scores as a draft, and then (once ready to be submitted) go to the Gradebook, select the activity title to open it in the Item Grader, and select Return in the toolbar to submit all saved scores.

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