Get started with Buzz: Students
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Use this collection of articles to get up and running with Buzz Know your tools How do I sign in to Buzz? Student tool br...
Buzz user manual: Students
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This collection includes all articles from the Student section, organized by tool. Because students may be interested in topics th...
How do I get help for Buzz?
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Buzz provides help, tailored to where you are in the app Help is always available at the bottom of the Main Menu and in the t...
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 SpeechStream's text-to-speech tool?
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The SpeechStream toolbar, from Texthelp, supports accessibility in a variety of ways, and Buzz makes it easy to integrate it. With S...
How do I manage notifications?
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You can set up Buzz to notify you when certain actions and changes occur. You can choose to receive the following notifications: Yo...
How do I use the What If screen?
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The What If screen allows you to enter the scores you might receive (or hope to receive) for individual assignments, and see how thos...
How do I use assessment tools?
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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 read and respond to a classmate's blog?
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Writing blog posts is a great way to explore and share ideas with your teacher and classmates. To encourage discussion and collabo...
How do I filter my content by Grading Period?
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If your domain has Grading Periods set up, you will see a dropdown menu in the toolbar of the following screens where you can filter ...
How do I use the Main Menu?
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From the Main Menu, you have access to: The course information from all of your courses, including: Home, where you can review cou...
How do I reorder my Course Cards?
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Click Order Courses to manage the cards' order on the Home page. Click the up and down arrows to reorder and click...
How do I close a Google Drive session in Buzz?
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If your Buzz course is connected with your Google Drive account, you can sign out of Google Drive from Buzz by opening the User Me...
How do I complete a Peer Assessment?
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A Peer Assessment activity asks you to evaluate your classmates' performance using a rubric provided by your teacher. This could b...
How does Multi-Outcome Scoring impact the Performance/Grades tool for students?
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Notes In early June, 2016, Buzz released a new Gradebook feature called multi-outcome scoring. This tool allows teachers to align ...
How do I create audio/video submissions?
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Record or upload audio/video files as an activity submission or to provide additional information about a submission. The ...
How do I complete student choice activities?
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Student choice activities let you review multiple activities and choose the ones you want to do. When you see the phrase C...
How do I use the Communication tool? [Student]
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Message teachers and graders Send messages and review course announcements. Buzz allows students to send messa...
How do I use my Buzz Calendar?
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Use Buzz's Calendar to stay on top of your activities and due dates. Calendar components Once you open your Cale...
How do I download my badges?
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Download your badges for use in external badge managers. To download badges: Open Performance/Grades using the Main Menu...
Student tool breakdown
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Get to know your toolbox Open your Main Menu to navigate to any of the following tools: Home: Home is Buzz's landing pag...
How do I access Peer Help?
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Peer Help allows you to see who has completed an activity and might be able to offer help. When enabled, *Peer Help appears i...
How do I create tasks for myself?
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Manage your time and direct your own learning path with self-assigned tasks. To create a task for yourself: Select the Acti...
How do I sync my Buzz calendar to external calendars?
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You can easily sync your Buzz Calendar to certain external calendars, like Google Calendar! To sync your Buzz Calendar to an ...
How do I change my profile picture?
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Customize your Buzz profile. The ability to change your profile picture in Buzz is controlled by app administrators. If you a...
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 change my interface colors?
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Customize your Buzz experience. To access your interface color controls: Open the User Menu in the top, right corner. Selec...
How do I use the Activities tool and Course Home pages?
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Visiting your Course Home pages often is the easiest way to keep on top of your classes. On July 25, 2019, we introduced a ne...
How do I complete a Self Assessment?
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Buzz lets you evaluate your personal understanding, interest, and effort in a course and communicate the results easily to your te...
How do I review and complete course 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 ...