The Brightspace Pulse App

Pulse app icon.

Instructors and learners can stay connected anytime and anywhere, through the Brightspace Pulse App. The app allows you to visualize upcoming activities, manage your time, and stay on top of coursework. Pulse is a free mobile app available for both Android and Apple devices that can help learners stay connected and on track with their courses in Brightspace. It provides one easy view of course calendars, readings, assignments, evaluations, grades, and announcement items.

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Brightspace Pulse is enabled by default, regardless if your class is online or in-person format. Pulse automatically pulls dates from your course to help learners make better decisions about how to handle workload, when to submit assignments and when to prepare for tests. Real-time alerts can let learners know when classes are canceled, rooms are moved or new grades are available. The schedule view and weekly visualization enables learners to quickly at a glance view what is due today, this week and upcoming across all their courses. 

Quizzes in Brightspace

We recommend that students do not attempt to take quizzes using the Pulse app, and instead use a laptop or desktop computer.

Features of the Pulse App

Accessibility Considerations and the Pulse App

Brightspace Pulse is accessible using VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android).