Buzz: Product Feedback

Share your thoughts and make suggestions about Buzz.
Product Feedback Guidelines
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  • Ryan Richins (Agilix team member)
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Welcome to the Buzz Product Feedback discussion. Here, you can share your thoughts about Buzz, make suggestions, and find out what we’re ...
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...
Add Audio and Video to Discussion Boards
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  • Melissa Moreno
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Could you please add the same audio and video messaging capability (but for all users in this case) that you have added to Teacher Feedba...
Fix the Blogs and Journals, please!
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  • Melissa Moreno
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I am a math teacher and would love to use blogs and journals in my classes.  However, currently they are no better than simple text docum...
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.    ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Blogs and Journals
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  • NorthStar Academy: Kristi Velasquez
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Hi Everyone, Having the ability for students to collaborate and connect with each other is a game changer. We love these features. THANK ...
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 ...
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...
Ability for Students to Review Activities Easier
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  • Kevin McBride
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I have noticed that fewer students seem to ask questions about answers that have been marked wrong than in the past. I have found that on...
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 ...
Notification for Discussion Board postings & responses
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  • Chad Kafka (FPS)
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(I searched the boards and didn't see, based on title, this idea offered up so sorry of this is a repost) We would like the functionalit...
Student View of Grades
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  • Wendy Cooley
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I have been working with a couple students in their student view/student account of Buzz, and have found that it  is difficult for them t...
Moving from one gradebook to the gradebook in another section
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  • Sue Steiner
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In the older version off Buzz, I could move between gradebooks of various sections with 2 clicks.  Now in the Next Buzz it takes me 4 cli...
Mobile Student App for Buzz (iPhone and Andriod)
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  • Ole Thomassen
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This is a question from one of our school administrators.   Does Agilix plan to introduce a mobile app (iPhone and Android) for students ...
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...
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...
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...
Managing resources - organization and access
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  • Witold Ferens
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Using resources is extremely cumbersome. The files cannot be renamed; the dialogue window for inserting a resource is tiny, and does not ...
SMS Notifications To Teachers
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  • Stuart Pask
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I really love how it is possible to receive a SMS notification when a student turns in work. The thing is this is ANY work. I sure woul...
Icon for late submissions after auto-zero
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  • Jason Albertson
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Teachers at my institution love the ability to make late assignments auto-grade as zero but still allow late submission. Auto-zeroed assi...
Click on Due Date Footer to add/adjust due date
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  • Flew Flewelling
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A function that would streamline the gradebook would be to add the ability to click on the Due Date Footer in the gradebook and adjust th...