You can also set the gradebook to show or not show "hidden" grades. If you hide the assignment and have the gradebook NOT show hidden grades, it should disappear from the list.
The gradebook is pretty powerful, but you do have to learn the best way to use it! It took me awhile, but I am much more comfortable with it now. Search the forums for Humboldt's gradebook tutorials. You might find them useful. They are very well done.
Also, if you are using categories and weighting, it is often helpful to turn off the display of raw points and raw percent in the Preferences tab, and just show students the weighted grades.
If you want to grade a chat, currently you have to create an assignment to put the grade in. We are working on a 'graded item in gradebook' feature, which lets you add a graded item directly into the gradebook.
What I have done is just create an assignment and put the points in. Does that work for you?
I'm so used to Blackboard! LOVE MOODLE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1/ We have 10 Groups in a course of 120 students (12 per group) and the instructor assigned one group LEADER to upload the assignment. Is there a way in Moodle 1.6.2 to assign the grade to the WHOLE group without having to copy the same grade individually to EACH member of the group?
2/ The instructor needs a list of the Groups and their members. No such place in Moodle to print the Groups and their participants?
Thanks for any hint,
Did you ever get an aswner on this inquiry? I am new to supporting Moodle for various campuses, I would anticipate getting a question like this.