Pulses are like realtime polls - taking the pulse of your class.

Facillitators create a pulse and send it out to their learners. Pulses are a great way of checking in with your learners to see where they're at.

When a facilitator sends out a pulse, learners see a pulsing green circle next to their avatar.

Learners see the question. Pop in their answer, then get directed to where they can see the results.


Learners and facilitators can see results of pulses at any time by going to the Overview for that course, then heading down to Pulses. You can choose to view a particular pulse by choosing from the dropdown by Viewing (see 3rd image above where it says "Viewing: What's next").

Let's take a look at a few examples of the types of pulses.

Multiple choice

See more at Pulse type: Multiple choice.


See more at Pulse type: Spatial.

Text response

See more at Pulse type: Text response.

Getting notified about pulses

If you're logged in, you'll see the pulsating pulse icon beside your avatar.

If you're not logged in, you'll get either an email or SMS (text) notification depending on what you've allowed for your Contact preferences under My account.

You can allow SMS messages for quick and easy alerts when you're not logged in. Find out how to set up your My account.

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