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Release Notes (2017-12-21; v2.0.134 & v3.0.32)

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions 2.0.134 and 3.0.32, available on December 21, 2017.

Updates

In this release, we enabled Admins to disable email use in the Teacher and Student apps using the Domain Settings XML Editor.

To do so:

  1. Open Domain Settings.
  2. Click the XML Editor button in the bottom, left corner.
  3. Add the following code to the Buzz Settings field (you are likely to have other features listed in this tag):
<feature sendmail="false" />
  1. Save.

Note

This update only applies to the old Buzz UI; in the new Buzz UI, Admins can manage this using the Enable email feature switch.

Fixes

In this release, we:

  • Updated the Peer Assessment activity editor to show the activity title field on the Activity tab only.
  • Updated the Performance/Gradebook tool to display a zero for weighted activities with a score and weight of zero; previously the "needs grading" icon appeared for activities in this state.

New Buzz UI

During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

The release notes in this section pertain only to those using the new Buzz UI.

New Buzz UI updates

In this release, we:

  • Updated font, button, and dialog styles throughout Buzz to reflect the new UI.
  • Updated the teacher Multi-Outcome Scoring dashboard to reflect updates to Buzz UI.
  • Updated the rich text editor code view to maintain certain styles when copying and pasting text from outside of the app.
  • Added a button to the Test Analytics and agenda's insert Activity Link fields that allows users to browse available assessments to run reports on and/or add as links.
  • Updated the Course Links dropdown in the agenda editor; it is now wider and allows users to scroll in order to accomodate longer Course Link options.

New Buzz UI fixed issues

In this release, we:

  • Updated the Performance/Gradebook tool to display a zero for weighted activities with a score and weight of zero; previously the "needs grading" icon appeared for activities in this state.
  • Updated the Editor > Activity List screen, so that filter selections are cleared on switching Grading Periods.
  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to set period dropdown on the Activities/Course Home screen to All periods.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sync Calendar button would appear erroneously in the Teacher and Parent Calendar; Sync is only pertinent to students.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting the Community tool from the Main Menu when it was already opened would display a blank screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Community would become inaccessible if Community Library pages were not defined.
  • Fixed an issue where, on screens with page navigation at the botto , changing the Grading Period filter settings to show fewer results would sometimes display a blank screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the resource picker in Activity Editor would not open after switching to a new group and trying to choose a resource for that group.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering results by Grading Period in the Editor > Scheduling screen wouldn't be reflected in the middle panel.
  • Updated redirect restrictions in Buzz to allow admins to access the teacher app with direct URLs.
  • Fixed an issue that would display an error message if a user selected the Edit icon on a derivative course from the Home page, and then chose Cancel when asked if they wanted to edit the derivative or master course.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing activity links created in BrainHoney to break when edited and saved with Buzz.
  • Updated an issue where the filter highlighting on the People page would highlight the wrong characters when including a "dot" character in the search.
  • Fixed a CSS style issue (overlapped text) that would appear after using the Grading Scheme Editor in that window and others.  
  • Fixed an issue where the Points column would be displayed incorrectly with the All Periods view selected in the Gradebook (only with domain-level Grading Periods enabled).
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a User Activity Report to fail when run for a user with no activities.

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