June 2018: Change to bCourses default grade distribution graph setting

May 9, 2018

bCourses (Canvas) offers a tool called the "grade distribution graph", which allows students to see the minimum, maximum, and average score given for all assignments. Through conversations with instructors at Berkeley, we have learned that making this information available to students does not meet the expectations of many instructors on our campus.

Based on this feedback, all course sites created after June 2018 will automatically hide the grade distribution graph for students. This data will remain available to instructors and GSIs in courses. If an instructor wishes to make the grade distribution data available to students, they can update their course settings (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12715-415292749) by unchecking the "Hide grade distribution graphs from students" checkbox.