Buzz: Product Feedback

Share your thoughts and make suggestions about Buzz.
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...
Multiple fill-in answer -- line bug or feature
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  • Bruce Sharp
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 I am writing some multiple fill-in-the-blank questions. I wanted to make the answer spaces different lengths. The old editor allowed us ...
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...
Color alert or special flag for new discussion board posts
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  • Melissa Moreno
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 In BrainHoney, new (unread) discussion board posts appeared with a different color background until they had been read.  They also got t...
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...
Observer List
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  • Ryan Josephson
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I'd like to see the list of multiple observed students sorted by last name instead of first name. 
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 ...
I would like a Due Date on Retries
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  • Joe Bysiek
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I would like the option for retries to go away when in a new grading period.  That way students grades will not change after the grading ...
Objective Filtering through the EDITOR
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  • Casey Sadler
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While I know I can look at the Activity List and see the objective alignment view from there, what would work better  (especially for cou...
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...
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...
Improved communication between teachers of the same course
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  • Susan Bateman
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Our teachers would like to be able to communicate through their course.  We have seen this option in other LMSs so that teachers can shar...
Flexibility wanted with variables
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  • Jeremy Walker
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It would be great if variables could refer to other variables. For example, Kevin McBride contacted me with this particular problem. He w...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...