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

Note: After logging in for the first time, course updates do not appear until new updates are created in Connect.

To view updates, tap the Notifications icon (iOS) Notifications tab.

Update type


Introductory updates

When you log in to Brightspace Pulse for the first time, introductory updates appear. Each update provides a tip on how Brightspace Pulse can keep you notified of the latest grades and Announcements for your units.

Created or updated unit content

To keep you informed about unit content, Brightspace Pulse sends updates when unit content is created or updated in Connect.

You can view new and updated content associated with an update, 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 Connect.

Created or updated Unit Overview documents

When an instructor adds or updates the Unit Overview document in Connect, you receive updates in Brightspace Pulse and the Connect minibar.

In Connect, you can optionally choose to receive instant notifications via email or text message when the Unit Overview document is updated.

Unit announcements

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

New grades

When an instructor enters grades in a grade book, you receive grade updates 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

Sharing updates with others

You can share updates 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 unit content update with other learners via instant message, email, or social media.

Sharing updates in Brightspace Pulse