What's New

Buzz Release Notes (2021-12-02; v3.0.259) - New File upload assessment question and Essay question word count guides

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in versions v3.0.259 available on December 2, 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!

New File upload assessment question!

Buzz has a new assessment question type: File upload. File upload questions ask students to answer a question by uploading one or more files from their computer.

Learn more: How do I set up File upload questions?

Minimum and maximum word count guides in Essay questions

Teacher can now set minimum and maximum word count guides in Essay questions. Students see the guides and their own word count, but are still able to submit the answer if they don't meet the guidelines.


In this release, we also updated Ordering questions to text wrap horizontally formatted answer option.


  • Added a validation to the External ID field in the Create Domain and Edit Domain screens.
  • Resolved an issue with setting the target end date for a Continuous course in the Calendar > Due date scheduler.
  • Added a validation to the Grade Editor > Edit Feedback Template popup, so the Done button remains disabled until you enter content.
  • Fixed an issue where a math evaluation should return a positive zero instead of a negative zero.


Updates in version 2021.12.2.41.

Additions, Removal, or Changes:

  • Question schema: Added a new question interaction type, fileupload, to allow for a student to submit a file as a response to an assessment question. In support of this new type, some new attributes have been added, including filetypes and maxfiles.
  • PutAttemptFile, GetAttemptFile, DeleteAttemptFile: Various new APIs to support creating, reading, and deleting attachments to the file upload question type.


  • None.

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