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How do I review and complete course activities?

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On July 25, 2019, we introduced a new Buzz Activity Player. In order to ease transition, we are allowing users to continue using the previous tool until June of 2020.

This article includes content around how to use both tools in two sections: Old Activity Player and New Activity Player.

Old Activity Player

Review all activities in a course using the Activities tool.

Access activities with the Activity tool

Open the Activities tool and select the course you want.

  1. Review the To-do List on the far left; it lists activities that are:
    • Past due.
    • Due in the next seven days (the number of days can be altered by course admins).
  2. Below the To-do List is the course sidebar navigation; click the folders to see their landing content and included activities.
  3. Click an activity to review its details and/or complete it.
Screenshot of the Activities tool with the To-do List and sidebar navigation higlighted.

Review activity Objectives and use Peer Help

When you select an activity from the Activities tool, the following icons appear in *Buzz's toolbar:

  • Peer Help: If enabled, you can click this to see which of your classmates have completed the activity. This lets you know who may be able to provide help if you need it as you complete the activity, yourself.
  • Objectives: Click to see which objectives the activity is meant to help you master. No one likes to feel like they're completing busy work. Knowing the targeted objectives can help you better understand the activity's significance; use this knowledge to focus your efforts on completing the activity in a way that meets those objectives and feels worthwhile.

 Tips

  • From the Home page, you can access the Activities tool for a specific course by clicking that Course Card.
  • In addition to the course folder structure, the Course Home includes a lot of useful information.
New Activity Player

Review all activities in a course using the Activities tool.

Open Activities where you can:

  1. See an overview of the course.
  2. Open activities and folders, complete activities, and return to the Course Home.
  3. Search for activities and folders by title.

Tips

  • From the Home page, you can access the Activities tool for a specific course by clicking that Course Card.
  • In addition to the course folder structure, the Course Home includes a lot of useful information.

Accessibility notes

  • An inline help item appears on this screen that is not currently supported by screen readers. It appears when you attempt to retry an activity that has been locked and reads: Your teacher has assigned a score that you cannot change.

Each course has its own Course Home as part of the Activities tool; you can access it in one of the following ways:

  • Select the course’s Course Card from the Home page.
  • Select the desired course from the Main Menu and click Activities.

The To-do List tab

The To-do List displays assignments with due dates coming up within seven days by default. Here, you can review, open, and complete (where allowed) upcoming and past-due activities.

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