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Viewing Pulse Updates

Pulse provides you with updates that offer you tips and keep you informed about course-related news, updates, and grades from Announcements, Grades, and Content in MyCourses.  These updates show up in the Updates/Notifications tab in Pulse. 

To view updates, tap the Notifications tab:

Overview of Update Types: 

Update type


Introductory updates

When you log in to Brightspace Pulse for the first time, introductory notifications appear. Each notification provides a tip on how Brightspace Pulse can keep you notified about the latest grades and Announcements for your courses.

Created or updated course content

To keep you informed about course content, Brightspace Pulse sends notifications when course content is created or updated in Brightspace Learning Environment.

You can view new and updated content associated with a notification, viewing the content directly in Brightspace Pulse. This also applies to content where a due date has been associated with the item.

To view the content, tap the update and then tap Open. If there is no file URL available, tap Open in browser, which opens the content in Brightspace Learning Environment.

Created or updated Course Overview documents

When an instructor adds or updates the Course Overview document in Brightspace Learning Environment, you receive notifications in Brightspace Pulse and the Brightspace Learning Environment minibar.

In Brightspace Learning Environment, you can optionally choose to receive instant notifications via email or text message when the Course Overview document is updated.

Course announcements

When an instructor wants to communicate changes to course updates, information, and reminders via course announcements, you receive a course announcement in Brightspace Pulse.

New grades

When an instructor enters grades in a grade book, you receive grade notifications in Brightspace Pulse.

View grades in Brightspace Pulse by tapping the update and then swiping left to reveal the grade.

Revealing a grade in Brightspace Pulse

Tip: You can share notifications with others by tapping the share icon (pulse_share_icon on iOS or Brightspace Pulse share icon on Android). For example, you can share a course content notifications with other learners via instant message, email, or social media.

Sharing updates in Brightspace Pulse

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