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How do I align activities with objectives?

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

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Using the Editor

Aligning each activity to the appropriate objectives allows you to track your students' competency mastery based on their performance and focus your intervention where it’s needed.

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Create a new activity or select the activity you want to align objectives with and click the pencil icon (edit).
Using the Editor
  1. Select the Objectives tab.
  2. Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
    • Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the activity's Parent folder (if available), or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
    • Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
    • Edit objectives created in the course by clicking the pencil (edit) icon, and remove them by clicking the garbage can (delete) icon.
    • Use the Groups dropdown at the bottom of the editor to make edits to objective alignment for only specified groups.

Alternative drag-and-drop approach

You can also align objectives with activities and folders by:

  1. Opening the Editor from the Main Menu.
  2. Selecting the desired folder or activity.
  3. Expanding the left panel and selecting the Objectives tab.
  4. Selecting, dragging, and dropping the objectives from the list on the left to the target folder or activity.

Additional articles

Tips

  • You can align objectives with folders using these same steps.
  • Aligning activities with helps generate student data points that you can easily review on the People tool.
  • The Clipboard tool enables you to take quick intervention steps from any page in Buzz.
New UI

Using the Editor

Aligning each activity to the appropriate objectives allows you to track your students' competency mastery based on their performance and focus your intervention where it’s needed.

  1. Open the Editor with the Main Menu.
  2. Create a new activity or select the activity you want to align objectives with and click the pencil icon (edit).
Using the Editor
  1. Click Choose objective in Settings tab > Objective mastery card.
  1. Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity. Use the Filter field to search objectives for words and phrases.
  2. Click Done.

Alternative drag-and-drop approach

You can also align objectives with activities and folders by:

  1. Opening the Editor from the Main Menu.
  2. Selecting the desired folder or activity.
  3. Expanding the left panel and selecting the Objectives tab.
  4. Selecting, dragging, and dropping the objectives from the list on the left to the target folder or activity.
Objectives/Badges panel

Review the Syllabus > Objectives tab to see which objectives have been aligned

With the  Objectives tab, you can:

  1. Filter the displayed objectives.
  2. Review the number of gradable and non-gradable activities are aligned with each displayed objective.
  3. Quickly identify objectives that aren't aligned with any activities by looking for a red square in the bottom, left corner of objective's row. When objectives have been aligned with activities, the square is colored to match your chosen theme.
Objectives/Badges panel

Additional articles

Tips

  • You can align objectives with folders using these same steps.
  • Aligning activities with helps generate student data points that you can easily review on the People tool.
  • The Clipboard tool enables you to take quick intervention steps from any page in Buzz.

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Shaun Creighton

I am beginning to explore the mastery-based components of Buzz for some schools that are moving this direction, and am having a little difficulty (the following examples were taken from fake students, so there are no privacy issues in play). I have set up an assignment and aligned it with two objectives:

In the course settings, I have set objective mastery to 75%:

In the gradebook, I have used a rubric to assign full credit for this student:

But when I go into the Mastery tab in the gradebook and click on the objectives, this student comes up as NOT having mastered the objective (it looks the same for the other objective that was linked to the assignment):

Oddly enough, the two students that it DOES show as having mastered the objectives have the same score on the activity:

Any ideas?

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hello Shaun!

The objective mastery data is updated by a task and is not updated in real time. Is the mastery data now updated and is reflecting differently than in your post?  

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