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How do I use Home?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

There’s no page like Home

Signing in lands you on the Home page where all your current courses are listed. From here you can:

  1. Use the Main Menu to access your Buzz tools: Home, Activities, Performance, Reports, Communication, Calendar, People, Curriculum Map, Links, Clipboard, and Help. If configured for it, your Main Menu tool icons remain active on the left side of the screen to facilitate easy navigation; click the menu to expand it.
  2. Restrict the content shown on Home to one course using the Course Chooser.
  3. Refresh the content with Refresh List.
  4. Create a new course and view or delete existing courses with Manage Courses. The create and delete options only appear if you have the correct permissions.
  5. Open the User Menu to customize your settings and themes, manage your information, learn more, end any active Google Drive sessions, or logout of Buzz.
  1. See class-wide announcements in the Announcements list.
  2. Review the collapsable domain-wide message if your system administrator has created one (learn how system admins can do this).
  3. Select a course using its Course Card and access its Course Home (Activities tool).
  1. Use the To-do List to see what your students have submitted and what you need to grade. By default, your students' To-do List displays past-due assignments and assignments with due dates coming up within seven days.
  2. Select an activity from the To-do List to grade it using the Grade Editor right on the Home page, or you can open it in the Activity Grader from the toolbar.

Home gives you immediate access to the tools you need and task reminders to help you stay on top of everything.

Tips

  • Open the Clipboard by clicking the button in the navigation bar. This makes it easy to create personalized activities for individuals and groups from anywhere.
  • The Course Chooser remains in the navigation bar so you can jump between courses at any time. Selecting a course from the Course Chooser on the Home page will filter all information to just that course.

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Juanita Hansen

I have users set up to view the Gradebook but not grade activities. However when clicked on any of the todo activities, it still shows the grading tool. Of course when attempting to grade, it throws an error "Access denied". But is there a way to to remove the grading option from this window? If not can we request an update to remove this? This is causing a lot of confusion for these type of users.

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

In this week's update the grading buttons will be disabled for users that do not have grading abilities for the activity they are viewing. This will assist visually to show they do not have grading rights, rather than the previous error being generated when they attempted to grade.

Rebecca Clostio

Is it possible to print a completed student test for documentation for an IEP, protfolio, etc.? This would be very helpful. 

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

At this time it is not possible to print a completed student test. This feedback will be passed along to our Product Team for further consideration. Thank you for your input!

Khuffman

I need help asap- Is there any on line assistance? My students are not seeing the page set up the way the preview is showing me.

Scott Taylor
  • Agilix team member

Hello,

It is recommended to work with your domain administrator or your authorized support contact to troubleshoot behavior first and they will be able to escalate it to Agilix Support agents if they are unable to resolve the behavior.

Juanita Hansen

Hi,

 

The items in the todo list are not chronologically arranged for a teacher login. The are gradable activities appear in random order of submission. Is there any way to sort it in chronological order?

 

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Juanita, the To-do List is sorted by the submitted date of the activity, but also grouped by activity. For example, let imagine that a teacher has the following four activities to be graded.

  • Student: John Frank, Activity: Introduction Quiz, Submitted: 1/1/2017
  • Student: Mary Jones, Activity: Unit 2 Exam, Submitted: 1/7/2017
  • Student: Elizabeth Smith, Activity: Introduction Quiz, Submitted: 2/4/2017
  • Student: Steven Marshall, Activity: Unit 3 Exam, Submitted: 2/7/2017

In the above examples, there are two submissions for activity "Introduction Quiz." As of right now, the list is ordered by the submitted date. However, in the Buzz To-do List, we also group them by activity. So, the Buzz To-do List would keep the unique activities in order by the older submitted date, but submissions for the same activity/same course would be grouped together. This is what the list would look like in Buzz.

  • Student: John Frank, Activity: Introduction Quiz, Submitted: 1/1/2017
  • Student: Elizabeth Smith, Activity: Introduction Quiz, Submitted: 2/4/2017
  • Student: Mary Jones, Activity: Unit 2 Exam, Submitted: 1/7/2017
  • Student: Steven Marshall, Activity: Unit 3 Exam, Submitted: 2/7/2017

One of the reasons why Buzz groups the submissions for the same activity together is to better help the teacher grade more efficiently. For example, grade all of the same activity instead of jumping back and forth between the same activities.

Does this help?

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