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 tool bre...
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 that r...
[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 system...
How do I Batch update scores in the Activity grader?
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Buzz allows you to Batch update scores using the Activity grader. To do so: Open the Activity grader. Select the students you want ...
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 set up to ask s...
How do I create and assign branded Assessment themes?
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Easily create branded Assessment themes that you can apply to any assessment in your course! Buzz's Assessment themes allow you to a...
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 learners onc...
How do I create a Dropbox activity in Buzz?
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Dropbox activities allow students to upload one or more files as part of an Assignment activity. If enabled, students can also record...
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 clickable hot spots t...
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, and a list of ...
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. Note...
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. Authors can a...
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?
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Teachers can easily preview activities as: A Teacher (themself) A member of a specific Group A specific Student To do so: Ope...
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...
How do I create individualized due dates?
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Teachers can easily modify due dates for individuals to account for IEPs, personal circumstances, etc. This feature works only in Ran...
How do I add User Notes to courses, folders, and activities?
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Buzz lets you to create notes (2,000 max per user) and attach them to courses, folders, and activities. After creating notes, you can...
How do I use the Teacher Dashboard?
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The Teacher Dashboard aggregates and displays data about student performance, progress, and teacher responsiveness. Access it from yo...
What assessment tools can I enable for my students?
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Buzz has a wide array of settings and configurations that make it a powerful tool for educators in a variety of contexts. Sometimes, ...
How do I create a Google Doc activities in Buzz?
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If your domain is integrated with G Suite, you can create Google Doc activities in Buzz. Open the Editor. Click + To button. Sele...
How do I create a Google Document Dropbox Template?
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In order to create to take advantage of the features described in this article, your domain needs to be integrated with G Suite: How ...
How do I attach feedback to students' activities?
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Related articles How do I use Buzz's rich text editor? How do I create and use feedback templates with replacement variables? How do...