Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can use ClassPulse? 

Everyone! After testing our app at Georgetown University we have seen tremendous success and decided to make ClassPulse available to the public. If you enjoy our product, tell your colleagues about us - we love growing our community. 

 

Do I have to pay for it?

Downloading and using the ClassPulse mobile app is free for both instructors and students.

 

Who else is using it?

Professors from hundreds of post-secondary schools are using ClassPulse.

 

Does it work on all smartphones?

ClassPulse is compatible with both iPhones and Androids. You can download ClassPulse on the App store or Google Play store. 

 

Do you have a web app?

Yes, we have a recently created a web app of ClassPulse. You can check it out here.

 

How do my students
access my course? 

Once you have created a course on ClassPulse you will receive a "course code". Share this code with your students in class, over email or on your syllabus. When classes begin, you should tell your students to download the ClassPulse app, sign up as Students, and add a course using your course code. If you lose your code you can find it under Settings > Manage Courses > View Course Code. 

 

Can everyone in the class see posts that students share? 

The default setting allows students to view and agree with each other's posts. However, professors can choose to hide specific student posts and respond privately by commenting.

 

Are student posts anonymous?

Instructors are given the option to allow students to share anonymous posts when they add a class. If they allow anonymity, students will be able to choose whether they want to be anonymous when they share a post. Instructors can also change this setting at any point during the semester in their settings.

 

Can I add a co-admin?

Yes. You may add co-professors or TAs to co-administer the course. You can specify this when you add a course or later in your settings. 

 

Okay, I want to try this out. Do you have a demo to show me how to it set up and start using it?

We tried to make ClassPulse as intuitive as possible but we do have some videos that might help. Here is a video that walks you through the steps of setting up the EdSights mobile app in your class and here is a video that gives you an overview of the app.

 

I'm using ClassPulse. Do you have any tips to increase student engagement?

Yes. Check out our article on how to increase student engagement here.

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