Buzz: Product Feedback

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Adding an option to disable spell check from the assessment template
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  • Susan Bateman
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Elementary teachers often use the assessment template to test students on their spelling.  They would like a disable spell check feature ...
Discussion Board Replies for Teachers
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  • Ryan Josephson
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It seems that the ability to reply to a post from the activity pop out window has been lost with the upgrade to Buzz from Brainhoney.    ...
Excuse Quick Edit
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  • Ryan Josephson
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It would be really convenient to add the option to excuse assignments as a quick edit.  Students that transfer to our school mid-semester...
Assignment answer key--Bianchi
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Jen Bianchi has suggested that it would be useful for her course team to have the ability in the settings panel to attach an answer key d...
Journal/Blog Improvements
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  • RCSD eLearning Team
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We'd like to see some improvements to the Journal/Blog activities within Buzz.   A better way to grade them.  When used throughout the cl...
Chat with Your Teacher
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  • RCSD eLearning Team
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We'd like to see an instant message/chat feature within Buzz that can be used between teachers/student! Chat with your teachers - If your...
Communicate Feature
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  • RCSD eLearning Team
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We'd like to see some improvements to the Communicate feature. Have email be completely internal – no need to use an outside system, but ...
New Admin Interface--add term column to user screen
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  • Jeremy Walker
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First, with just a few little actions, a comment or two on the new admin interface: Wow, Amazing, Outstanding, Thank Goodness, OMG I thin...
Group settings--allow mandatory grouping--Flewelling
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Jerome Flewelling sets up discussion groups at the beginning of the year and has all of his students split up into smaller groups, which ...
Allowing late penalties by time after due date
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  • Jeremy Walker
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We are toying with adopting a school policy that would allow teachers to apply late penalties based on the time that an assignment was tu...
Issues with using due dates--consider adjusting retry function--Flewelling
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Jerome Flewelling asked me recently how teachers deal with absent work in relation to also using the stop accepting submissions button in...
Internal Instant Messenger or Email System, Student Log
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  • Heath Hamrick
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Just a couple of requests for a future iteration of Buzz from full-time virtual school: 1. Some kind of internal communication that doesn...
Missing Assignments
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  • Susan Bateman
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We would like to label missing assignments with a M.  Also, teachers would like to be able to then just pull a list of missing assignment...
Ability to Mark a Student Absent
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  • Flew Flewelling
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I'd like to see the ability to indicate whether a student was absent for an assignment.     There are a bunch of different ways this coul...
Empty Recycle Bin
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  • Christopher Altman
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The ability to restore items that have been accidentally deleted is fantastic. But, from an administrative position, the ability to "empt...
Discussion Board Responses
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  • Michael Miller
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Would it be possible to add alerts to the student news feature notifying them when someone has responded to there post in a Discussion Th...
Ability to send announcements to specific groups within a course (from Elizabeth Laba et al.)
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Because we have a modified block schedule, Elizabeth Laba and others often want to post announcements that would only really apply to spe...
Export scores should use alpha order (from Jerome Flewelling)
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Flew suggests: When exporting out of the gradebook, the students should be in alphabetical order. I’m not sure how it is ordering the stu...
Option to Turn Off Browser Spell Check
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  • Kevin McBride
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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...
Gradebook score total display (from Ryan Collier)
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  • Jeremy Walker
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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 ...
Course linking requested (from Melissa Beach et al.)
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Melissa writes: Hi Jeremy,     Is there a way to hyper link announcements in Buzz to the course items? I used to just click the button in...
Teachers would like to have the Missing footer take them straight to an email option similar to BrainHoney
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  • Jeremy Walker
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Melissa writes: Last year I really fell in Love with the BrainHoney feature where I could set up a footer at the bottom of my gradebook t...