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How do I use the Activities tool and Course Home pages?

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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

Visiting your Course Home pages often is the easiest way to keep on top of your classes.

Each of your courses 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 Activities from the Main Menu when you’re in the desired course; if you’re not already in a course, you will have to select the course you want.

On a Course Home page you can:

  1. Review course announcements in the top left of the screen.
  2. Review, open, and complete (where allowed) upcoming and past-due activities in the To-do List below Announcements. By default, the To-do List displays assignments with due dates coming up within seven days.
  3. Create self-assigned activities (where allowed) using the plus sign in the toolbar.
  4. Review Course Links in the toolbar to review resources that your teacher has marked as significant for the entire course.
  5. Check your current course score.
  1. Review, access, and complete (where allowed) all course activities from the course sidebar navigation below the To-do List. Click each folder for landing content and a list of activities they contain and additional information, like pertinent vocabulary or objectives.
  2. Review daily agendas posted by your teacher.
  3. Review and open your Last Visited activity as well as the activity that is Up Next.
  4. Review the course summary or course messages from you teacher.
  1. Review your course actions, starting from the most recent, using the Activity Stream; click the posts to open the activity, badge, or announcement listed. If your teacher has provided feedback, you can open it from here as well.

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Tips

  • Notice that as you open activities from anywhere in a Course Home, the Course Home button remains in the toolbar as an easy way back.
  • Once you’ve selected an activity from the Course Home, you can use the forward and back arrows in the toolbar to browse course activities.
New UI

Visiting your Course Home pages often is the easiest way to keep on top of your classes.

Each of your courses 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.

On a Course Home page you can:

  1. Review course announcements in the top left of the screen.
  2. Review, open, and complete (where allowed) upcoming and past-due activities in the To-do List below Announcements. By default, the To-do List displays assignments with due dates coming up within seven days.
  3. Return to the Home page.
  4. Review Course Links in the toolbar to review resources that your teacher has marked as significant for the entire course.
  5. Complete a Self Assessment for the course.
  6. Create self-assigned activities (where allowed) using the plus sign in the toolbar.
  7. Check your current course score.
  1. Review, access, and complete (where allowed) all course activities from the course sidebar navigation below the To-do List. Click each folder for landing content and a list of activities they contain and additional information, like pertinent vocabulary or objectives.
  2. Review daily agendas posted by your teacher.
  3. Review and open your Last Visited activity as well as the activity that is Up Next.
  4. Review the course summary or course messages from you teacher.
  5. Review your course actions, starting from the most recent, using the Activity Stream; click the posts to open the activity, badge, or announcement listed. If your teacher has provided feedback, you can open it from here as well.

Additional articles

Tips

  • Notice that as you open activities from anywhere in a Course Home, the Course Home button remains in the toolbar as an easy way back.
  • Once you’ve selected an activity from the Course Home, you can use the forward and back arrows in the toolbar to browse course activities.

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