Buzz: Product Feedback

Share your thoughts and make suggestions about Buzz.
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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  • Kevin McBride
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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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  • Ilene Mitchell
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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Calendar feature request (from Jerome Flewelling)
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We would like to see some adjustments to the Calendar feature on the teacher side to make it more useful. 1) We would like to see a list ...
To do list indicator requested (from Sara Wietbrock)
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Sara writes: When I have a list of items to grade, it does not tell me how many items are remaining in my To Do list.  I’d love to be abl...
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Currently, when students submit links in a comment box, it can be made live, but there is no option to have it open in a new window.  See...
How do teachers create their own badges for use in their own courses?
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Teachers are asking how they can design and use their own badges in their own courses. Thanks, Jeremy
Student access to previous submissions (from Sara Wietbrock)
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Students are telling teachers that they can no longer click on a completed assignment and see previous submissions as they could in Brain...
Course access issues
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Students whose enrollment dates aren't until January 2016 are seeing those courses appearing on their home screen.  Is this intentional?
Problem with limiting access
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  • Bart Krieger
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We just took a student account and logged in under the ADMIN tab.  A window came up saying they weren't suppose to be there.  However whe...