If you use the gradebook in Moodle, but do not use it to calculate final grades, it is useful to hide the course total from students so they do not mistake the Moodle course total for their official final grade. To hide the course total, follow the following procedure:
- Go to Gear Icon (top right of page) → Gradebook Setup
- Click on the Edit link for the course total and select "Hide". This is in the bottom row of the grade item table, under the Actions column.