Buzz: Product Feedback

Share your thoughts and make suggestions about Buzz.
Matching not showing up the way in Buzz as it did in BH (from Mindy Pearson)
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Mindy reported that she had set up her matching questions so that the number side wouldn't scramble.  Her coding looks like this: In the...
Show Standards in Activities View
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We would like for the standards linked to an assignment or activity to be visible in the Activities View of the course. This can be a lin...
Teacher Comments Indicator needed
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When teachers provide feedback, we feel that this is often even more important than the grades.  Unfortunately, it's very hard for the st...
Link to Edit Assignment from Gradebook
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Teachers would like a link to edit an assignment from the gradebook. Currently, in order to change relative weight, due date, or score in...
Add Failed and Unsubmitted to Student Reports
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We would like to be able to create a student report for failed and unsubmitted assignments in the student reports section of "performance...
Issues with group settings not being applied properly (from Jerome Flewelling)
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Flew writes: I went to “Treat Unscored as Zero” for just my period 1 group and it didn’t work. This isn’t particularly a big deal, but ...
Alphabetizing rules (from Bruce Sharp)
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Bruce is questioning how Buzz alphabetizes the list of students.  We would expect the Dal name to come before DaS.
Ability to copy an existing rubric for an assignment
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Currently, creating a rubric can be a lengthy process. To help streamline, we would like to see the ability to copy an existing rubric th...
How do I make the advanced editor my default option in Buzz? (from Jerome Flewelling)
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Flew writes: How do I make Buzz default to the advanced editor?  In BH it was in the settings, but it isn’t there in BZ.
Ability to print grades easily from the student grade screen
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It would be a great enhancement if the Buzz student grade screen had a print button that would allow everything on the grades screen to b...
Export scores following viewed options
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In BrainHoney when a teacher would turn on the option to show inactive enrollments and then export grades, the inactive enrollments would...
Request for Assignment Option
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Hello, I'm a teacher at Design Tech High School, where we have begun to use Buzz this year. I have a request/question about making assign...
Ability to email observers (from Brooke Yeager)
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Brooke Yeager asks: Is there a way to communicate with parents via email through Buzz?  I see the communication with students but I was h...
Quirk with getting logged out when only grading via the To Do dashboard upon login (from Jerome Flewelling and Ginny Zega)
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Ginny Zega wrote on Sunday, 9/13/15, at 2:45 p.m. Central about an issue that was happening about that same time: Just an FYI that maybe ...
Filter test analytic information along with the groups (from Amanda Campos)
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Amanda Campos writes: After I input my quiz grades, I used to be able to see the specific data per class in BrainHoney [by switching to v...
Issues with a pdf showing up in Buzz (from Sara Wietbrock)
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Sara was giving tests today that contain a link that allows another window to open up with the pdf of a reading passage that the students...
Option to Turn Off Browser Spell Check
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We would like to see an option to turn off browser-based spell check for short answer and essay questions. We would like to see this as a...
Buzz navigation requests (from Sara Wietbrock)
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Sara writes: Buzz still seems to be really difficult for the students to navigate.  I think it has to do with everything appearing togeth...
Made possible score on each question clickable and auto fill those points for that question (from Kelly Loving)
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Kelly Loving would like the total possible score to fill in the total possible score for a question when you click on it, like it does in...
Streamline the grading of retried homework questions (from Joe Correa)
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Joe Correa writes: When grading using the old BH system, if a student chose to retry a question for a better grade, then BH would only ma...
Streamline grading process for essay type answers in assessments (from Joe Correa)
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Joe Correa writes:The Buzz format for grading is a slower process now for grading “essay” type answers in an assignment. The first image ...
Journal activities--would like view all posts link (from Leslie Bonner)
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Leslie Bonner writes: I really liked how BrainHoney had this "view all posts" link when grading Journal assignments:   Buzz, unfortunatel...
Gradebook score total display (from Ryan Collier)
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Ryan Collier writes: In BrainHoney, when I entered a score, the student’s overall grade updated.  Now in Buzz, when I enter a score, the ...
Adjust assessment question grading feedback (from Bruce Sharp)
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Bruce writes: [Look at] the difference in feedback here.  In both examples below 2 [words] are [matched] correct[ly] and 1 is incorrect. ...
Ability to add students from the clipboard to a particular group
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We have teachers who teach special subjects (Music, for example) at multiple buildings.  Our groups are set up by our SDS by school, by g...
Filters added to People
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Currently the filter on the People page only allows you to search for a particular name.  It would be great if the filter would also allo...
Print assessments (from Dan White et al.)
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Several teachers have asked how they can print out their assessments for those instances where a student has been placed on restriction o...
Observers (i.e. Parents) seeing enrollments past end date
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Parents have been complaining that they see all of the past enrollments for their children, including those of graduated children.  They ...
Text formatting in announcements box requested (from Bruce Sharp et al.)
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Teachers would really like to have more formatting options in their announcements editor. Here's how Bruce used that in the BH announceme...
Make highlight late submissions an option that can be turned off in the settings
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Some teachers would prefer not to have the late submissions highlighted in their gradebook and have asked if that could be an option that...