How do I use the People tool?

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Be a people person.

Navigate to the People tool using the Main Menu. With this 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.

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  • 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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