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...
How do I add User Notes to courses, folders, and activities?
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On July 25, 2019, we introduced a new Buzz Activity Player. In order to ease transition, we are allowing users to continue using the ...
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...
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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Buzz allows you to easily attach feedback when grading and returning activities with the Activity Grader, Grade Editor, and Needs ...
How do I view past courses?
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Any course with an enrollment that has been expired for more than 2 weeks does not appear on your Home page. However, you can still a...
How do I manage Master and Derivative courses?
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Using Master and Derivative courses allows you to create and manage content for multiple courses over multiple years in one, central ...
How do I use the Course manager tool (for Master courses)?
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The Course manager tool is designed for Master courses. You can access it from: A Master Course Card. The Main Menu with the course ...
How to I align objectives with assessment questions?
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Assessments are gradable activities that use questions you create and/or link from question banks. Each question can be aligned with ...
How do I use Assessment Templates?
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There's a video tutorial for this topic! Use Assessment Templates to enhance your curriculum and improve your students understanding ...
How do I manage domain-level Grading Periods?
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Grading Periods can be set up in two ways: You can set up course-level Grading Periods. System admins can set up domain Grading Pe...
How do I map existing Grading Periods to new domain Grading Periods?
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While courses that are created after your admins have defined domain-level Grading Periods will automatically default to use those Gr...
How do I manage course folders?
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Use Folders to organize your course content into units, chapters, sections, etc. Add a folder To add a Folder: ...
How do I use Content Templates?
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Content Templates make it easy to use third-party tools to create engaging activities that can be easily edited in Buzz.   Th...
Custom activity editor
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Custom Activities allow you to embed SCORM activities, display external web sites, or create gradable activities using styles and scr...
Blog activity editor
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Blogs are assigned writing exercises that can be seen by the authoring student, the teacher, and all members of the course (unless it...
Assignment activity editor
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Assignments are gradable activities that you create using a rich text editor. Students complete assignment activities in their own ti...
Assessment activity editor
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Assessments are gradable, question-based activities that use questions you create and/or link from question banks. Each question can ...
Journal activity editor
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Journals are assigned writing exercises that only the authoring student, the teacher, and the student's parent or other observer can ...
Peer assessment activity editor
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Peer assessments allow students to evaluate their peers' performance using a rubric you provide. Add this activity to your co...
Wiki activity editor
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Wikis allow you to create collaborative writing exercises which can be edited by the teacher and all students in a course. All member...
Practice questions activity editor
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Practice questions are gradable, question-based activities that use questions you create and/or link question banks. This activity t...
Survey activity editor
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Link to surveys built using external tools, like SurveyMonkey. Add this activity to your course. With the activity editor: ...
Project activity editor
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Projects allow you to quickly and easily create robust and organized project activities. You can automatically include a Discussion, ...
Discussion activity editor
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Discussions allow you to create a learning activity in which students can respond to a prompt and interact with other students as par...
How do I change my User Settings?
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Customize your Buzz experience. To access your user settings, click the User Menu and select Settings. From here, you can ed...
How do I make an activity's visibility dependent on competency mastery?
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To help learners focus on competency mastery, learners should show mastery before being asked to complete activities that require com...