Requesting Additional Client Buzz Features

The purpose of this article is to provide quick links for clients regarding additional Buzz Features that can be adjusted within a client domain or class when using their own teachers.

Audio-video Feedback

New clients using Lincoln Empowered Curriculum will have the Audio-video features in Buzz turned on when using their own client teachers. If your domain does not have these features available, please reach out using the steps found in the resource below.

Audio-Video Feature Request: This article will provide steps for ensuring the audio-video feature is turned on within a Buzz domain with Lincoln Learning.

Additional Support Resources

These resources below can be useful for those using the audio-video features in their courses.

Audio and Video Features Quick Tips: This article highlights the audio and video recording features available to students in Buzz.

Audio and Video Features: This article highlights the audio and video recording features available for teachers in Buzz.

Limiting Distractors in Assessments

Clients using their own teachers can request that the number of distractors for a student user can be adjusted.

IMPORTANT: This is at the student level and not at the class level.

Please use the steps in the resource below for requesting these features for a student.

Limiting the Number of Distractors for a Student User: This article explains how to limit student distractors at the User level upon client request and approval.

TIP: If you are using Lincoln Learning Solution’s Teacher Facilitators, you can reach out to our Virtual Liaison’s for additional assistance regarding limiting distractors. Click here for our Student Support Service Information Guide.

Marking Activities Completed in Buzz

By default, students in an Empowered course, a course activity is marked complete after 60 seconds. In an Auto-graded Empowered course, the student will click the MARK ACTIVITY COMPLETE BUTTON.

Teachers can make these changes by following the steps in the resource below.

Changing Activity Completion in Buzz: This article will show how to edit options for activity completion.

Please use the resource below for additional student support on these features.

How to Complete an Activity in Buzz: The purpose of this resource is to provide an overview of how to complete an activity in Buzz.

Grading Periods

When using client teachers, grading periods can be adjust at the course level. Teaches can complete these updates within their Course Editor. Please review the resource below for additional steps.

Creating and Organizing Periods in a Course within Buzz: This video from the desk of PD explains how to create periods in a course in Buzz and how to assign Assess Its to the appropriate period.

Blackout Dates

When using your own teachers, blackout dates can be applied to your client domain. Please review the resource below for Requesting Blackout Dates for additional support.

Requesting Blackout Dates: This article details how clients request to have blackout dates added to their calendars in Buzz.

TIP: If you are using Lincoln Learning Solution’s Teacher Facilitators, students can set their own calendar blackout dates. Click here to review the steps.

Forced Progression

Forced progression can be turned on for a full course by adjusting the settings of a course in Pulse. Please review the resource below for steps on Requesting Forced Progression.

Requesting Full Forced Progression: This article details how a client requests full forced progression to be added to a class.

Additional Support Resources

These resources below can be useful for applying activity level Forced Progression within your class.

Customized Forced Progression: Video: This video provides steps, tips, and suggestions on how to create customized forced progression in Buzz.

Customized Forced Progression: This article provides steps, tips, and suggestions on how to create customized forced progression in Buzz.

Course Type: Continuous or Ranged

The Course Type applied to a Buzz course will determine how due dates are assigned to students. Please reference the video below to help you define those options.

Continuous vs Ranged Course: Video: In this video, we will show you the difference between a continuous course and a ranged course.

If you would like to alter our course type, please use the resource below.

Changing a Class Type from Continuous to Ranged/Traditional: This article explains how to submit a request for a class type to be changed from Continuous to Ranged/Traditional.

Bulk Changes

Teachers can also complete many activity properties changes through bulk editing. Below are a few resources.

Using Bulk Edit to Update Multiple Activities at Once: Video: This video demonstrates how to use the Bulk Edit feature to change multiple activities at once in a syllabus.

Bulk Edit in Buzz: This article explains how to use Bulk Edit to change settings for multiple items at once.

Additional Buzz Requests

If there are additional Buzz features you would like to explore turning on in your domain, please reach out to your Solutions Specialist for additional details.

IMPORTANT: Some features and requests may require a Statement of Work (SOW) and may result in additional cost.

 

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