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Buzz Release Notes (2020-05-21; v3.0.174) - Improved student experience with past-due activities

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
  • Updated:

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.174 available on May 21, 2020.

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Improved student experience with past-due activities

We have made the following improvements to how Past-due activities are managed in Buzz to improve the student experience (learn more): 

  • For students:
    • The To-do list now displays activities with due dates in several additional scenarios, including:
      • Activities that have been allowed a retry and the due date or grace period has not expired.
      • Activities that have been automatically assigned a zero for being past due, but the student can still complete the activity because the grace period has not expired.
    • All gradable activities are now displayed in the student’s To-do list (previously, only specific activity types were displayed). 
  • For teachers:


In this release, we:

  • [New Activity Player] Improved Activity player > Peer help display to initially show three peers who have completed an activity, and a Show more button to see others.
    • Added a hint to the recipients field for Send mail and Clipboard messages that:
      • A personal email message will be sent to each recipient. An individual recipient cannot see which other recipients received this message.
    • Replaced the Delete button with a garbage can icon in the User notes tool. 


  • Improved question summary layout for Practice questions activity.
  • Improved styling of Activity changes toolbar to accommodate courses with long names by wrapping them.
  • Improved Domain settings > Menu override dialog layout by showing icon picker above the menu icon field.
  • Added range validation to Weights field in Objective mapping to ensure the entered number is between 0-1. 
  • Improved the rollover display of selected students in the Clipboard to make it easier to view the course name for the student enrollment.
  • Fixed an issue where long course titles would overlap with student names when choosing students/domains/courses on Reports screens.


Updates in version 2020.05.20.4530.

  • General system improvements.

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