What's New

Buzz Release Notes (2021-11-18; v3.0.258) - Students personalize due dates, drag and drop course ordering, and more!

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.258 available on November 18, 2021.

Coming soon to Buzz!

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Students can personalize due dates for Continuous enrollment courses!

If enabled by admins, students can now specify which days of the week they want automatically generated due dates to fall on in Continuous enrollments courses.

Learn more: How do I personalize due dates in Continuous enrollment courses?

Admins can enable this feature (it is disabled by default).

Learn more:

Drag and drop course ordering

Teachers and students can now use drag and drop functionality to reorder their courses for their Home page.

Simply click anywhere on the course and drag it to where you want it.

Additional viewing time required icon

We've added a status-bar icon to the Activity player that indicates when activities with a required viewing time are incomplete.

The icon disappears once the student has spent the required time, and a green checkmark appears next to the activity icon.

Updated Activity and Assessment password hints

In this release, we also updated the wording for the Activity password checkbox and hint and the Assessment password hint for greater clarity.

Fixes

In this release, we also:

  • Fixed a timing issue where Excused activities were sometimes not displayed in the Activity list after refreshing the browser in the Course Home or Folder Home pages.
  • Updated the options in the Multiple answer question editor. We removed the Show as drop down menu checkbox, and retained the Show inline checkbox. 

APIs

Updates in version 2021.11.18.6676.

Additions, Removal, or Changes:

  • Question schema: Added new attributes, minwords and maxwords, to specify the expected word count for essay questions. These words are suggestions and are not enforced.

Fixes:

  • PutTeacherResponses: Fixed an issue where a response may not record correctly if some of the response was identical to the previous response version.
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