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How do I manage Course Cards?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

What are Course Cards?

Course Cards appear on a student's Home page. They're one of the first things that students see upon signing into Buzz, so it's worth taking some time to make sure they display what you want.

Course Cards can display:

  1. A course title, term, color, and image: These are all managed through the Editor (see instructions below).
  2. Course progress: If a course is set up to display student progress, students see a progress bar that indicates how many of the gradable activities they have completed. To remove this, check the Hide student course-completion percentage box in the Editor > Settings > Gradebook > Options (see instructions below).
  3. Students grade/score: The Course Card displays the student's grade. You can define in what form (letter grade, points, or percentage) the grade is displayed (see instructions below).
What are Course Cards?

Manage Course Card title, term, color, and image

To manage the the course title, term, color, and image that appears on a Course Card:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select Settings in the toolbar:
    • Define the Title and Term in the Course section of the General tab.
    • Upload a course image and/or choose the color in the Thumbnail tab.
      • Recommended thumbnail file type: PNG or JPG (Buzz converts all files into PNGs)
      • Ideal thumbnail size: 400px x 400px (Buzz automatically resizes images, so uploading images smaller than 400px x 400px may reduce quality)
  3. Save.
Manage Course Card title, term, color, and image

Manage Course Card grade display

To manage the way grades are displayed on a Course Card:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Gradebook tab.
  3. Check the box(es) next to the preferred display(s) under Course grade viewed as. If you choose multiple formats, the Course Card shows only one form; Letter grade takes priority, then Points, and then Percentage.
  4. Save.
Manage Course Card grade display

Hide course completion indicator

To hide the course completion indicator:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Click Settings in the toolbar and select the Gradebook tab.
  3. Check the Hide student course-completion percentage box in the Options section.
  4. Save.
Hide course completion indicator

Hide Course Cards

Buzz allows you to hide and show all of your course's Course Cards. To do so:

  1. Click Manage Courses in your Home page toolbar.
  2. Select View/Delete.
Hide Course Cards
  1. Check the boxes next to the Course Cards you want to hide.
  2. Close.

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Brooke Carner

It would help to know what factor(s) determine(s) how the course cards are arranged. In the past, they were in alphabetical order according to the course title. Are there future plans to allow teachers/students to arrange the course cards how they'd like?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Brooke, in today's release, courses in the Course Chooser and Course Cards are listed in alphabetical order according to the course title. We needed to update it in a way that could be easily understood by our users. Thanks for your feedback and input.

Check out today's release notes.

Brooke Carner

Great news! Thank you, Brad!

Kelly Calderone

How do I rearrange the course cards? What if I don't want them in alphabetical order? 

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Kelly, currently students can rearrange the order of their Course Cards, but not teachers.

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