What's New

Buzz Release Notes (2021-10-14; v3.0.253) - Introducing Standards-based grading in Buzz!

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
  • Updated:

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.253 available on October 14, 2021.

Coming soon to Buzz!

We announce significant upcoming features and changes in a standalone Coming soon article that appears at the top of the What's new section.  

Check out what’s coming soon to Buzz!

Buzz's new Standards-based grading tool!

We have introduced a new Standards-based grading tool to give schools and teachers additional ways to use grading for meaningful communication with students and to reinforce learning and progress.

This is a robust feature, and enabling and using it requires planning and coordination between administrators and teachers. Please contact Agilix support with questions, feedback, suggestions, etc. We look forward to your help in polishing and improving this new tool.

Standards-based grading tool introduction

Standards-based grading models are designed to track and communicate student performance on specific learning standards (or goals) instead of being organized around the letter grades given to individual assignments. To accomplish this, a course may have several standards that students are expected to master (educators familiar with Standards-based grading recommend using 10-12 standards). Every activity can be aligned to one or more of these standards, so that performance on each activity directly reflects progress on that standard.

New keyboard shortcuts glossary in rich-text editor

In this release, we also improved keyboard accessibility in the rich-text editor by adding a button that displays keyboard shortcuts.

It appears when users tab into the rich-text editor, and opens when they hit enter on it.


Updates in version 2021.10.13.6565.

Additions, Removal, or Changes:

  • GetProfilePicture: Increased the required rights to retrieve a user’s profile picture to also include ReadEnrollment@enrollmentid, ReadUser@enrollment.user, Participate|ReadCourse@enrollment.course, and when user is enrolled in the same course as the target user.
  • PutResource: A new response attribute, size, that indicates the number of bytes associated with the uploaded files.


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