Buzz: Product Feedback
Can you please change the wording for the status of practice type activities?
Practice type activities are typically server graded. When a student has a partially completed activity Buzz shows a black paper icon in the gradebook. When the student, or especially a parent, clicks on the activity they see something like the image below.
This says the status is "needs grading" which is very misleading. This often leads to angry emails from parents asking why I haven't graded their student's work. The reality is that the activity is completely server graded and the student just hasn't completed it yet. A simple change in wording from "needs grading" to something like "incomplete" would go a long way towards clearing up these misunderstandings. You could even change the paper icon to a different color or a different image to differentiate an incomplete practice activity from an assignment that is truly waiting for teacher input.