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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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Note This is an experimental feature and subject to change. Admins can enable it on the Features screen. Buzz lets you to cre...
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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Note This is an experimental feature and subject to change. Admins can enable it on the Features screen. Buzz allows you to n...
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. Each of course has its own Course Ho...

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 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...
How do I set up Google SSO for my domain?
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This article explains how to configure a custom SAML application in Google so that your users can authenticate into Buzz with their G...
How do I manage files with FTP?
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Course materials can be authored in external authoring tools and uploaded into Buzz. To make this easier when dealing with a large nu...

What's New

Release Notes (2019-03-21; v3.0.105)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.105 available on March 21, 2019. Contents Upd...
Release Notes (2019-03-14; v3.0.104)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.104 available on March 14, 2019. Contents Cre...
Release Notes (2019-03-07; v3.0.103)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.103 available on March 7, 2019. Contents New,...
Release Notes (2019-02-28; v3.0.102)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.102 available on February 28, 2019. Contents ...
Some new icons and some new looks!
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This Thursday (2/28/2019), we are upgrading our icon library with Font Awesome Pro! You will see: A larger icon library. A new lo...
Password Policy updates
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Domains (e.g., school, district) can have a password policy that: Determines the rules for password requirements for their users. Define...

Buzz in Practice

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...
Blended learning with Agilix Buzz
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Buzz is poised to help educators implement blended learning solutions Blended learning doesn't mean just getting "tec...
Personalize learning with Agilix Buzz
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Buzz can help you increasingly personalize your students' learning experience. Personalized learning is an educational sta...