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Release Notes (2018-02-08; v2.0.140 & v3.0.38)

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Ryan Richins
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v2.0.140 and v3.0.38, available on February 8, 2018.

Updates

In this release, we:

  • [Accessibility updates] Updated folder landing pages to announce the folder content links as navigation landmarks.
  • [Accessibility updates] Updated "activity type" icons that appear before activity titles, so that screen readers can use them to identify and read the activity type.
  • [Accessibility updates] Updated button title text for screen readers, so they no longer read the word "quote" after each.
  • [Accessibility updates] Improved screen reader usability by adding landmark regions to the Activities > Course Home page, Student Home page, and Teacher Home page.
  • [Chrome] Updated the way audio/visual and location permissions are handled in iframes to accommodate updates to Chrome.
  • Updated the Automatically assign zero scores to past-due activities function (in Course settings) to ignore due dates that are outside of a student's enrollment date range.

New Buzz UI

During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

The release notes in this section pertain only to those using the new Buzz UI.

New Buzz UI updates

In this release, we:

  • [Chrome] Updated the way audio/visual and location permissions are handled in iframes to accommodate updates to Chrome.
  • Updated the Activity Grader to reflect the new the new Buzz UI style.
  • Updated the Automatically assign zero scores to past-due activities function (in Course settings) to ignore due dates that are outside of a student's enrollment date range.

New Master/Derivative activity re-sync tool

In this release, we also added a tool that allows teachers and other content authors using a Derivative course to review any changes made to an activity in that Derivative course, and re-sync to the Master course.

  1. When changes have been made to an activity in a Derivative course, a Changes icon appears in the activity editor toolbar. Click the icon to review the changes.
  1. The properties that have been changed are listed in this window along with the Derivative course's current value and the Master course's value.
  2. Check the boxes next to the property changes you want to discard and re-sync with the Master course.
  3. Click Re-sync selected settings to re-sync with the Master course.

New Buzz UI fixed issues

In this release, we:

  • Fixed an issue where changes to Agendas could sometimes not be saved if the last change made was to insert a course activity or resource link.
  • Fixed an issue where image files were not being displayed in the activity editor content fields for activities linked from the Digital Library.
  • Fixed an issue where some review settings would not show up in an Assessment Editor if the assessment was authored in BrainHoney.
  • Fixed an issue where the enrollment drop function from the People tool was deleting instead of withdrawing student enrollments.
  • Fixed an issue where, when navigating from the People tool in one course to the People tool in another with a Grading Period filter applied, the screen would display data for all periods in the Score column.
  • Fixed an issue where, when navigating directly from the People tool in a course with the Score column shown to the People tool in a course with the Score column hidden, the Score column would continue to display.
  • Fixed an issue where styles would get lost when copying and pasting images into the rich text editor.

APIs

Updates in version 2018.02.07.2966. Learn more.

  • GetItem: No longer returns unnecessary empty values when using embedmaster.
  • History Query: A new, optional attribute, requiretolist, to filter the results to exclude any objects that do not meet the history query.
  • GetAttemptReview: Fixed an issue where a course resource may not render properly if using linked questions in an exam template.
  • CreateCourses: Change the default schema from 1 to 2, when not provided.
  • GetGradeHistory: Fixed an issue that could incorrectly cause old scores to appear differently than what was actually awarded.
  • GetItemAnalysis2: ReadGradebook is now a sufficient right to execute the GetItemAnalysis2 API.
  • Various performance improvements.

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