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Buzz Release Notes (2021-10-07; v3.0.252) - New options in Accommodations and Course settings

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.252 available on October 7, 2021.

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New Course Settings > Advanced option setting

We added a secondary option that appears when you check the Automatically assign zero scores to past-due activities box in Course Settings > Advanced options. The option reads Mark auto-zeroed activities as complete, and unchecking it prevents Buzz from marking activities as complete when automatically assigning zeros to them. 

New Accommodations option

We added a new option to the student Accommodations card. It reads Never automatically assign zeros to my past-due activities, so the selected user can be exempt if the Automatically assign zero scores to past-due activities box is checked in Course settings > Advanced options.

Updates

In this release, we also Improved the experience of grading Essay questions with passages attached in the Grade Editor by moving the attached passages from below the essays to above them. 

Fixes

In this release, we also:

  • Improved accessibility of the elapsed- and remaining-time timers for screen readers in the assessment player. 
  • Resolved an issue where opening a Peer assessment from the Activity grader in a course with no student enrollments would display a blank screen. 
  • Added a missing error message to Grade Editor when you attempt to grade an activity that has no aligned standards.

APIs

Updates in version 2021.10.05.6545.

Additions, Removal, or Changes:

  • Course Data: A new feature, autoflunk, to assign zeroes automatically to activities that are past their due date. This new feature has two attributes, enabled and markcompleted. When false, markcompleted will not mark past due activities as completed.
  • CourseDataFlags: Deprecated both `FlunkPastDueActivities` and `FlunkAfterDueDate` in favor of the newly added autoflunk feature.
  • User Data: A new personalneedspreferences attribute, preventautoflunk. When set to true, the user will not have any of its past due activities automatically assigned a zero.
  • EnrollmentMetricsChangeReason: Three new possible values, ObjectiveMasteryChanged, CourseMetricsSweep, and UserChanged.

Fixes:

  • None
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