How do I use the People tool?

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Be a people person.

You can use the People tool to view the students in all of your classes, by opening it from your Main menu on the Home screen.

Or you can click on a course in your Main menu to access use the People tool showing only the students in the selected course.

With the People tool, you can:

  1. Filter results by Grading period if enabled.
  2. Use Display Options to choose what information to display.
  3. Email students and observers.
  4. Open the Tools menu to:
  5. Filter your students using the funnel (filter) icon.
  6. Add students to the Clipboard.
  7. Open the Clipboard.
  8. Click a student's name to open their Grades screen.

Filter your students

Click the funnel (filter) icon to show/hide a menu that allows you to filter by:

  1. Student Name
  2. Quick list or group of students
  3. Minimum score and Maximum score
  4. Minimum progress and Maximum progress
  5. Critical students, meaning students who have failed 2 of their last five submissions or they are failing the course, and/or have 30% or more of gradable items past due.

The People tool gives you at-a-glance access to tons of student data points in one simple table that you can use to track student progress and provide help where it’s needed.

Additional articles


  • Create groups in Buzz to facilitate student collaboration.
  • The Clipboard tool enables you to take quick coaching steps from any page in Buzz.

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