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How do I change my user settings?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI and 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 matches 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 teacher.

Old UI

Customize your Buzz experience.

To access your user settings, click the User Menu and select Settings.

Settings is broken into two tabs.

The Profile tab

The Profile tab includes:

  • A Name field.
  • An Email Address field where you can verify that Buzz is using the correct email address; if your district or organization allows you to change your email address, you can do so here. 

  • Profile Picture: You can select a new profile picture here if your district or organization allows it.
The Profile tab

The Preferences tab

The Preferences tab includes:

  • Sidebar Navigation: Choose your prefered Activities tool layout from two options:
    • Full View shows the course tree structure in the sidebar when you open folders.

    • Simplified shows only the contents of the folder you’re in. 

  • Privacy: Some course authors use LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) to integrate external applications, like Turnitin.com, to enhance your experience. You can choose to hide your email and/or name from these external websites by checking the appropriate boxes.
  • Accessibility: Choose to:
    • Turn on additional visual indicators if color indicators are not effective for you.
    • Disable application animations if they are not effective indicators for you.
  • Hide scores in sidebar navigation and activity stream: When this box is checked, Buzz displays a checkmark next to completed activities instead of the score. Check this box if you want to hide your scores when working in public spaces.
  • Hide excused items: Use to control the visibility of excused items.
  • Hide text in toolbar buttons: Check this box if you want to save space when using smaller screens.  
  • Hide navigation icons when menu closed: Checking this box hides your Main Menu icons until you click its icon.
The Preferences tab
New UI

Customize your Buzz experience.

To access your user settings, click the User Menu and select Settings.

From here, you can edit:

  • Your Username (if allowed).
  • The Email Address you want used (if allowed).
  • Your Profile picture (if allowed).
  • Your Sidebar navigation preference. Choose your prefered Activities tool layout from two options:
    • Full View shows the course tree structure in the sidebar when you open folders.

    • Simplified shows only the contents of the folder you’re in. 

  • LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) Privacy. Some course authors use LTI to integrate external applications, like Turnitin.com, to enhance your experience. You can choose to hide your email and/or name from these external websites by checking the appropriate boxes.
  • Accessibility by choosing to:
    • Turn on additional visual indicators if color indicators are not effective for you.
    • Disable application animations if they are not effective indicators for you.
  • Hide scores in sidebar navigation and activity stream. When this box is checked, Buzz displays a checkmark next to completed activities instead of the score. Check this box if you want to hide your scores when working in public spaces.
  • Hide excused items. Use to control the visibility of excused items.
  • Notification Preferences. Provide your phone number and Carrier if you want to receive SMS notification on your phone.
  • Scores and feedback notifications. Indicate what you want to be notified about and how you want to receive notifications:
    • By SMS and/or Email
    • Daily and/or Weekly

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