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How do I create agendas for my students?

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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

Buzz lets you easily build daily agendas for you students to follow.

Enabling agendas

 To enable agendas:

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Check the Use agendas in this course box on the first card.
  2. Save.
Enabling agendas

Creating agendas

You can create agendas using the Calendar tool and the Activities tool. They behave the same no matter where you create them.  

Creating agendas with the Calendar tool

  1. Open your Calendar and select the day to which you want to add the agenda.
  2. Click the Add agenda button in the toolbar.
Creating agendas with the Calendar tool
  1. Select the course the agenda is for.
  2. Create the content using the rich text editor.
  3. Save.

Creating agendas with the Activities tool

  1. Open Activities from the Main Menu to see the course's Home Page.
  2. Select the date for which you want to create the agenda and click the pencil (edit) icon next to Agenda.
Creating agendas with the Activities tool
  1. Create the content using the rich text editor.
  2. Save.

Duplicating agendas across courses

You can easily duplicate existing agendas across courses in the same Master/Derivative chain using the Activities tool. This is ideal for teachers with multiple sessions of the same course.

To duplicate agendas:

  1. Open the Activities tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select the desired day, and click the copies (duplicate) icon next to the pencil (edit) icon.
Duplicating agendas across courses
  1. Check the box next to each course in which you'd like to duplicate the agenda and click OK.
    • This action overwrites existing agendas in the selected courses.
    • If your agenda includes links to activities that aren't found in the selected courses, those links may not work when duplicated.

Tips

  • Creating agendas is a great way to let students know what's coming up, help them stay on-task during the day, and provide them an additional resource for making up missed days.
New Activity Player

Buzz lets you easily build daily agendas for you students to follow.

Enabling agendas

 To enable agendas:

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. Check the Use agendas in this course box on the first card.
  2. Save.
Enabling agendas

Creating agendas

You can create agendas using the Calendar tool and the Activities tool. They behave the same no matter where you create them.  

Creating agendas with the Calendar tool

  1. Open your Calendar and select the day to which you want to add the agenda.
  2. Click the Add agenda button in the toolbar.
Creating agendas with the Calendar tool
  1. Select the course the agenda is for.
  2. Create the content using the rich text editor.
  3. Save.

Creating agendas with the Activities tool

  1. Open Activities from the Main Menu to see the course's Home Page.
  2. Select the date for which you want to create the agenda and click the pencil (edit) icon next to Agenda.
Creating agendas with the Activities tool
  1. Create the content using the rich text editor.
  2. Save.

Duplicating agendas

You can easily duplicate existing agendas across days and/or across courses in the same Master/Derivative chain using the Activities tool. This is ideal for teachers with multiple sessions of the same course.

To duplicate agendas:

  1. Open the Activities tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select the desired day, and click the copies (duplicate) icon next to the pencil (edit) icon.
Duplicating agendas across courses
  1. Select the date that you want the agenda displayed for.
  2. Check the box next to each course in which you'd like to duplicate the agenda and click Duplicate.
    • This action overwrites existing agendas in the selected courses.
    • If your agenda includes links to activities that aren't found in the selected courses, those links may not work when duplicated.

Tips

  • Creating agendas is a great way to let students know what's coming up, help them stay on-task during the day, and provide them an additional resource for making up missed days.
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