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Release Notes (2018-04-05; v2.0.148 & v3.0.46)

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Ryan Richins
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v2.0.148 and v3.0.46, available on April 5, 2018.

Updates

In this release, we added the ability to import IMS packages (including common cartridges and QTI questions) or SCORM packages into a courses.

How do I import Common Cartridge (IMS and SCORM) content?

We also added the ability to use replacement variables in grading feedback in the Activity Grader and Grade Editor.

They allow you to place a variable code in your feedback.

And Buzz automatically replaces the variables with dynamic values drawn from user information when the feedback is delivered to the student.

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 added the ability to import IMS packages (including common cartridges and QTI questions) or SCORM packages into a courses.

How do I import Common Cartridge (IMS and SCORM) content?

We also added the ability to use replacement variables in grading feedback in the Activity Grader, Grade Editor, and Needs grading screen.

They allow you to place a variable code in your feedback.

And Buzz automatically replaces the variables with dynamic values drawn from user information when the feedback is delivered to the student.

In this release, we also:

  • Added a message in the View past courses screen that informs teachers when they have no past courses.
  • Improved the loading of assessments when it contains multiple external custom questions.
  • Updated the Pending Scores icon from a pushpin to a bookmark (see image) throughout Buzz.

New Buzz UI fixed issues

In this release, we:

  • Fixed an issue where teachers were unable to send email from Past courses.
  • Fixed an issue where question bank queries were not excluding groups that were set to be excluded.
  • Fixed an issue where updating a task in a course would cause the course title to appear twice in the Main Menu list.  
  • Fixed an issue where the Self Assessment column in the People tool would not sort correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where, when switching from the People tool of a non-Multi-Outcome Scoring course to the People page of a Multi-Outcome Scoring course, the Scoring objectives would not initially appear onscreen.
  • Improved the layout of Multi-Outcome Scoring objectives in the student Grades screen and in the teacher Course Settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the Needs grading page would not report an error message when a grade failed to save.
  • Fixed an issue where the asterisk indicating that a Peer Assessment had not been moderated by the teacher would continue to appear after a teacher had moderated the activity until refresh.
  • Resolved an issue with saving quick edit changes in the Activity Grader for a Multi-Outcome Scoring course and attempting additional edits or changing the score display.
  • Fixed typo in Pending scores messaging that would occur if a student had only a pending grade.
  • Fixed an issue where the Pending scores icon (bookmark) was not appearing reliably.  

APIs

Updates in version 2018.04.04.3043. Learn more.

  • GetAttempt: Improved the loading of an attempt when it contains multiple external custom questions.

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Tammie Helmick

Hello,

Which version of common cartridge is supported in this new import feature? Also, which version of QTI is supported in this new import feature?

 

Thanks!

Scott Taylor

Hello Tammie,

The supported versions are documented in the article How do I import Common Cartridge (IMS and SCORM) content? 

For you reference here the supported versions for the import are:

  • IMS Common Cartridge up to v1.1. (common cartridges and QTI questions)
  • SCORM 2004 & 1.2.
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