There are two checkboxes in the gradebook options (As of 11, 1 prior) for display course grade and display course points. We had a request to make it so that this was selected by default and that the course grade was always shown as the default option (rather than hidden)
Existing settings on sites will not change (no conversion), it will just be a sakai property that can be changed, and will be the current default (false) by default so no change in behavior.
There are 3 new properties all set the existing defaults (false, false, true)
public static final String PROP_COURSE_POINTS_DISPLAYED = "gradebook.coursepoints.displayed";
public static final String PROP_COURSE_GRADE_DISPLAYED = "gradebook.coursegrade.displayed";
public static final String PROP_ASSIGNMENTS_DISPLAYED = "gradebook.assignments.displayed";