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Buzz Release Notes (2021-01-07; v3.0.208) - New Flashcards activity!

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.208 available on January 7, 2021.

New Flashcards activity!

Try Buzz's new Flashcards activity!

Flashcards are non-gradable activities designed to allow learners to review content and help them commit it to memory.

Here's how they work:

  • Authors can add text or an image to each side of each card, and can choose to display them as a Grid or a Stack.
  • Learners see the front of the card, and try to remember, imagine, guess, etc, what's on the other side.
  • Flashcard activities are marked complete when a learner has flipped all of the cards in the activity.

Learn more: Flashcards activity editor

Grid display with images and text

Stack display with text only


In this release, we also:

  • Resolved an issue with admins navigating to Grade editor from student Grades > For me screen. 
  • Improved activity stream to handle posted announcements that are subsequently deleted. 
  • Resolved an issue with positioning the autocomplete field drop-down window while scrolling the browser window.
  • Updated copyright year to 2021. 
  • Changed the number input fields in the assessment grader and rubric grader to ignore mouse-wheel scrolling so that you don't inadvertently change the score when you try to scroll the page with your mouse wheel.
  • Improved layout of printer-friendly version of student grades screen by decreasing column margins and adding a Scale field so that you can easily adjust the print size.
  • Resolved a clipping issue with the upload icon button for course resource fields.


Updates in version 2021.01.07.5330.

  • General system improvements.
  • Item Data: Added a flashcards definition. This activity displays a pile of flashcards.

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