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Release Notes (2019-07-25; v3.0.125)

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.125 available on July 25, 2019.

Introducing the new Buzz Activity Player!

The new Buzz Activity Player is now live!

  • Brand, personalize, and delight students with more Course Home page options
  • Give students easier, more engaging, and organic navigation
  • Provide a clean, useful activity workspace with autosave!
  • Let students search for any activity in the course by name
  • Give greater visibility into badges, mastery, and performance

We're excited for you to try it out!

Between now and June of 2020, Admins can disable the new player with a feature switch.

July updates!

As previously announced, here are some other exciting updates we've made this month!

User Notes is now a standard feature

Buzz's User Notes experimental feature that allows teachers and students create notes and attach them to courses, folders, and activities is now a standard feature.

A big thanks to everyone that provided such positive and valuable feedback!

Introducing the App Chooser

We are introducing a better way to navigate between the apps within Buzz!

A new App Chooser now appears next to Help in your toolbar. Use it to navigate between student, teacher, admin, and parent/observer apps, as well as to open any resource libraries you create.

Expanding Resource Libraries

We are also expanding access to our new Resource library feature!

Resource libraries are collections of categorized content pages that are built at the domain level and can be searched, bookmarked, shared, and rated by users in all subdomains.

Admins can create and manage multiple libraries and the pages found in them. For example, they might create one Resource library for teachers and admins called School Community Resources and another focused on science teachers called K-12 Science Resources.

Select partners have been using the libraries, and we now want to give broader access to the feature.

How do I build a Resource Library?

Updates

In this release, we:

After receiving lots of good feedback around our updates to the Gradebook last week, we have made the following updates and are considering others:

  • Updated the screen to save changes made to column sizes and placements.
  • Returned column grid lines.
  • Updated column headers to show underline style to linked activities on rollover.
  • Updated column headers titles to wrap text.

Fixes

In this release, we:

  • Fixed some styling issues with folder titles in the new activity player.
  • Fixed an issue with translating the text on the "How do you want to use Buzz?" screen.
  • Fixed an issue where refreshing the Activity Editor disabled the close and save function in the editor.
  • Fixed an issue with horizontal scrolling in the Gradebook for some browsers.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gradebook screen in a course with no enrollments would not load.
  • Fixed an issue where selected a cell in the Gradebook would override the scrolling function on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where running "Period and category summary" reports would return an "Unable to export report" error.
  • Fixed an issue of displaying an empty rubric for a question score.

APIs

Updates in version 2019.07.23.3943.

  • Course Data: Updated various course APIs (e.g., GetCourse2) to return passingscore even if it is the default value of 0.7.

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