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A K-12 and enterprise solution for various learning models in online and blended environments. Provides all of the enrollment, grading, reporting, and integrations you need. A professional development and technology learning app that supports video-centric content authoring and delivery in a mobile-first and socially-engaging learning experience. Create and sell your unique content to lifelong learners.

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Student

Get started with Buzz: Students
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Know your tools How do I sign in to Buzz? Student tool br...
Buzz user manual: Students
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This collection includes all articles from the Student section, organized by tool. Because students may be interested in topics th...
How do I add User Notes to courses, folders, and activities?
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On July 25, 2019, we introduced a new Buzz Activity Player. In order to ease transition, we are allowing users to continue using the ...
How do I use SpeechStream's text-to-speech tool?
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The SpeechStream toolbar, from Texthelp, supports accessibility in a variety of ways, and Buzz makes it easy to integrate it. With S...
How do I manage notifications?
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You can set up Buzz to notify you when certain actions and changes occur. You can choose to receive the following notifications: Yo...
How do I use the What If screen?
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The What If screen allows you to enter the scores you might receive (or hope to receive) for individual assignments, and see how thos...

Teacher

Get started with Buzz: Teachers
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Get to know your tools Teacher tool bre...
Buzz user manual: Teachers
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This collection includes all articles from the Teacher section organized by tool. Because teachers may be interested in topics that r...
How do I add User Notes to courses, folders, and activities?
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On July 25, 2019, we introduced a new Buzz Activity Player. In order to ease transition, we are allowing users to continue using the ...
How do I use the Teacher Dashboard?
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The Teacher Dashboard aggregates and displays data about student performance, progress, and teacher responsiveness. Access it from...
What assessment tools can I enable for my students?
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Buzz has a wide array of settings and configurations that make it a powerful tool for educators in a variety of contexts. Sometimes, ...
How do I create a Google Doc activities in Buzz?
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If your domain is integrated with G Suite, you can create Google Doc activities in Buzz. Open the Editor. Click + To button. Sele...

Observer

Get started with Buzz: Parents and Observers
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Get to know your tools How do I sign in to Buzz? Parent/O...
Buzz user manual: Parents and Observers
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This collection includes all articles from the Parent or Observer section, organized by tool. Because students may be interested i...
How do I join a course as an observer?
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The course's teacher or an administrator can provide the registration code you need to join a course. To join a course: Open the Us...
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You can set up Buzz to notify you when certain actions and changes occur. As an observer of a student, you can choose to receive the...
Parent/Observer tool breakdown
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Get to know your toolbox Open your Main Menu to navigate to any of the following tools: Home: Home...
How do I use the Activities tool and Course Home pages?
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Visiting your Course Home pages often is the easiest way to keep on top of your classes. On July 25, 2019, we introduced a ne...

Administrator

Get started with Buzz: Admins
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Know your tools How do I sign in to Buzz? Admin tool brea...
Buzz System Requirements
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Contents: Accessibility and Buzz Buzz's HTML editor Customizable icons in Buzz (Font Awesome Pro) Data limits Experimental features ...
Buzz user manual: Admins
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This collection includes all articles from the Administrator section, organized by tool. Because administrators may be interested in ...
How do I build a Resource Library?
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Resource libraries are collections of categorized content pages that are built at the domain level and can be searched, bookmarked, s...
How do I use QuickNav easy navigation?
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The QuickNav tool allows you to quickly navigate to any screen in Buzz from wherever you are in the application! This includes activi...
How do I create User Metadata fields?
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Create metadata fields that allow you to record and track additional information about a user. To do so: Open Domain Settings. Cli...

What's New

Release Notes (2019-08-15; v3.0.128)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.128 available on August 15, 2019. Contents As...
Coming Thursday: Assessment Player style updates
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As part of our continuing efforts to enhance Buzz's student experience, we will be releasing some style updates to the Assessment Pla...
Release Notes (2019-08-08; v3.0.127)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.127 available on August 8, 2019. Contents Upd...
Release Notes (2019-08-01; v3.0.126)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.126 available on August 1, 2019. Contents Int...
Release Notes (2019-07-25; v3.0.125)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.125 available on July 25, 2019. Contents Intr...
Introducing Buzz's new Activity Player and improved student experience!
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We've released Buzz's new Activity player today! It provides easier navigation, improved engagement, and greater visibility into prog...

Buzz in Practice

Simpler logins with Google SSO
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Single Sign-on (SSO) allows a users to authenticate into Buzz with same credentials that are used for various applications. For example, ...
Use Assessment Templates to enhance your curriculum and improve your students’ understanding
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Assessment Templates allow a course author to integrate assessment questions into rich, HTML content, and decide where the questions shou...
Use Variables to personalize and optimize content authoring and distribution
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Variables provide another way to simply and uniquely personalize each user's learning experience. Place variable codes in your content, a...
Use Content Templates to improve branding, functionality, and authoring
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Content Templates allow authors to create activities using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS with fields that can be opened and edited using Buzz...
Project-based learning (PBL) with Agilix Buzz
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Buzz facilitates effective and manageable project-based learning (PBL) endeavors of varied scope and complexity. Project-b...
Competency-based learning with Agilix Buzz
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Take advantage of the efficiency and individualized pacing that competency-based learning models allow without losing community an...

Publish Anywhere

Publish Anywhere student view
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Publish Anywhere activities and tools appear inside an LMS's activity window: Grade details button allows you to review additional...
Publish Anywhere teacher view
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Publish Anywhere not only allows students to complete activities, but teachers can also review and grade those activities inside your...
Publish Anywhere publisher steps: How to export courses
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Publish Anywhere, powered by Buzz, enables publishers to deliver best-in-class courses and learning content to their customers, regar...
Publish Anywhere educator/distributor steps: How to import course content
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This article outlines how educators and distributors can import Publish Anywhere content they receive from their publisher partners. ...
Publish Anywhere activity types
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Publish Anywhere exports support the following types of Buzz activities. Activity Type Description Assessment Assess...