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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 (2019-03-14; 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...
Release Notes (2019-02-21; v3.0.101)
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A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.101 available on February 21, 2019. Contents ...

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...