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Buzz Release Notes (2021-10-28; v3.0.255) - Gradebook updates

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
  • Updated:

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.255 available on October 28, 2021.

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In this release, we:

  • Added Gradable completion and Overall completion course statistics to the teacher's Gradebook footer.
  • Improved screen reader performance for card and checkbox labels in the Settings screen.
  • Improved accessibility in the Activity player by announcing to screen readers when the student marks an activity complete.
  • Improved accessibility of the Student Home and Teacher Home screens by adding course titles to the screen reader labels for the icon buttons on the Course cards
  • Clarified the Assessment activity editor exit navigation prompt to include read as Save and continue instead of simply Continue


In this release, we also:

  • Fixed a style issue in the To-do list when viewed with the high-contrast theme.
  • Fixed an issue where a student who took an assessment after their enrollment had expired and then extended did not show any recorded time while taking the assessment.
  • Fixed an issue in the Activity player where activity availability dates were sometimes displayed in the wrong time zone. 
  • Fixed a typo in the Add material dialog box in the Question editor.
  • Added a missing validation error message to the Edit media dialog box in the Question editor.
  • Fixed an issue where the Syllabus View > Grading Categories toolbar appeared erroneously in courses with only one active grading category because activities that were hidden-from-students were assigned to other Grading categories.


Updates in version 2021.10.26.6602.

Additions, Removal, or Changes:

  • NavigateItem:
    • Added a new response attribute, universaldate, that displays the date the item is available in universal time (i.e., not shifted by utcoffset).
    • Added a new response node, enrollment, that displays the current enrollment’s status, startdate, and enddate.
  • InteractionFlags: Added a new enumeration, Horizontal, to display an ordering question horizontally.


  • SignalTypes: Fixed an issue where a signal (e.g., EntityChanges) may return an entity type of P for a user when it should have been U.
  • UpdatePassword: Fixed an issue where an administrator may be rate limited when changing passwords for many users.

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