Get started with Buzz: Teachers
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Get to know your tools Teacher too...
Buzz user manual: Teachers
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This collection includes all articles from the Teacher section organized by tool. Because teachers may be interested in topics t...
How do I duplicate assessments and assessment questions?
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You can use the Assessment activity's Text editors to duplicate individual questions (within or across assessments) or d...
How do I set up PowerSchool SIS sync in my Buzz domain?
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Buzz supports SFTP roster syncing with PowerSchool through the 1EdTech (formerly IMS) OneRoster specification. The sync ...
How does Buzz handle Due dates, Visibility dates, and Grade release dates for students in different time zones?
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If you're assigning deadlines in a course where all participants are in the same time zone as you, you can set any Due d...
How do I manage Due dates, Visibility dates, and Grade release dates (Scheduling tab)?
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The Editor > Scheduling tab gives you one screen where you create and manage activity Due dates, Visibility dates, and G...
How to enable calculator, protractor, and ruler tools for assessments?
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You can make calculators, rulers, and a protractor available in assessments to help students answer certain questions. W...
How do I use the App chooser?
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The App chooser is for users who fill multiple roles in Buzz. It appears in the main toolbar next to Help and gives you an easy ...
How do I use the Student Grades screen?
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The Student Grades screen gives teachers and administrators a view of a student's progress as students, themselves, see ...
[Beta] How do I sync grades to my SIS (with OneRoster)?
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Note: This is a beta feature; we welcome your feedback as you test it out. If you encounter complications, please contact your s...
How do I Batch update an activity score for multiple students?
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Buzz allows you to Batch update scores on an activity for multiple students using the Activity grader. To do so: Open ...
How do I create a Matching categorization question?
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You can design Matching questions that ask students to match words or images with a category they fit in. They can be se...
How do I create and use Activity themes?
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With Activity themes, you can improve your students' experience using engaging and topical images and layouts that best ...
How do I set up feedback for Assessment/Practice question activities?
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The Assessment and Practice question activity editors allow you to create question-specific feedback that is returned to...
How do I create Assignments that ask for files, images, drawings, audio, video, URLs, and/or annotation?
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The Assignment activity type allows you to ask student to add specific types of attachements as part their activity subm...
How do I create a Multiple answer graphic hot spot question?
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You can format Multiple answer questions as graphic hot spot interactions where you give students an image with clickabl...
How do I create a Matching graphic drag-and-drop question?
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You can format Matching questions as graphic drag-and-drop interactions where you give students an image with targets, a...
How do I set up File upload questions?
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File upload questions ask students to answer a question by uploading one or more files from their computer. ...
How do I use Standards-based Grading for my course in Buzz?
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Before trying to use Standards-based Grading, learn more: What is Standards-based Grading in Buzz? SBG must be enabled and configured...
Why wasn't my message/email sent with Buzz?
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Buzz provides multiple ways to message individuals, and for teachers to message select groups, an entire class, or students across al...
How do I remove badges awarded to a student?
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Related articles How do I create course badges? How do I award badges? How do I use the Clipboard? Tips Students can upload badges...
Flashcards activity editor
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Flashcards are non-gradable activities designed to allow learners to review content and help them commit it to memory. ...
How do I override grading weights?
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If you don't want to use Buzz's grading weight feature, and would like all activity scores to be calculated based solely on the point...
How do I insert math equations in Buzz's rich text editor?
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Buzz's rich text editor allows you to add math expressions, formulas, and equations. For example, it will convert the text string:  ...
How does Extra credit work in Buzz?
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Buzz allows you to easily mark activities as Extra credit. To make an activity count as Extra credit: Open the Activity editor by: ...
How do I create supplemental activities that students can choose to complete?
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Buzz allows you to create activities that students can assign to themselves if they want to do additional work on a subject. ...
How do I change my language?
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If enabled, you can change the language of the platform in the User menu. Note: This changes only the language ...
How do I preview activities as students see them with the View-as tool?
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Teachers and admins can easily preview activities as: A Teacher (themself) A member of a specific Group A specific Student To d...
How do I set up Buzz to drop lowest scores in a Grading category?
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You can set Buzz up to automatically drop the lowest score or a specific number of lowest scores for a given set of activities (quizz...
How do I use the Clipboard to email parents/observers?
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With Buzz, administrators can assign observers to one or more students in a course (meaning parents, guardians, learning coaches, etc...