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Grades flowing back to our SDS seem to be ignoring score visibility settings (from Mike Depta)

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Jeremy Walker

Mike Depta writes:

Jeremy, even though we can restrict our midterm score’s visibility to students by a certain date in BUZZ, they can still what they got on the test by looking in RDS.  Can this be fixed?

[jmw: RDS is our student data system.]

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Jeremy

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Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

It depends upon how you are fetching grades from Buzz to RDS. Depending about the API command, it may return the grade according to the entered grade and not honoring the visibility settings. 

Do you know which command is being used to retrieve the scores? 

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Jeremy Walker

The RDS developer says:

Up until earlier this week it was GetEntityGradebook2, now I'm using GetEntityGradebook3 instead.

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Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

So, GetEntityGradebook[1-3] displays the scores of the students regardless of the visibility settings. Think of it as the teacher's gradebook; the teacher wants to see all of the student's grades.

If this is the preferred API command, you would need to check the grade's status (see Grades – status and GradeStatus) to determine if it is released to the student. If it hasn't been, then you may want to exclude the grade from RDS. 

I hope this helps.

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