By Tina (God's Daughter)
I can’t view my assignments
Portland Community College Here 5/5
I am very happy to have found a phone app that I can access Portland Community College D2L( Bright Space). I tried to access my college online courses on D2L app but couldn’t. No idea how it worked here but I am glad that I can access my online classes on Pulse. My time on public transit is utilized efficiently and it counts towards my studying time. I am on top of my assignments because just like any app, it sends me notifications.
I wish if the tabs are to access grades and assignments in a way other than the notifications tab.
Very helpful app though, and a life changer.
Not very intuitive 3/5
Fairly easy to use but there are features that aren’t available on the app that are accessible on the website (or if they are, I can’t find them). I can only see my grade from clicking on the notification that there’s an update but there’s no way to just go check on grades without a notification.
Not set up for iPhoneX :-(
It would be very helpful if there were a widget option for this app that allowed us to see the assignments due that day. Notifications telling us that assignments were due would also be quite helpful
Love it! 5/5
Love this app!!! Makes connecting to and submitting my school work so easy.
Love it 5/5
This makes it so easy to keep up with classes
We should be able to view our grades as well
Decent but missing essential things... 3/5
It’s good for viewing any Content posted by the professor but not much else. No way to print or download files. No way to view grades, class list, or anything else. BUT the app seems to be very stable, just limited in capability. The notifications are borderline useless. Just generic messages that are essentially just a glorified app notification badge (# of new things to view). Things that NEED to be added are better notification (which are essentially useless at the moment) and the ability to download files to my phone/other apps/cloud, not just an offline cache. This app has limited functionality but does what it does pretty well.
Good Stuff! 5/5
This app is straight to the point with resources. It’s easy to navigate and very accessible.
No real benefit. 1/5
Very little can be done in the app. It sends you to the web for most task.
It’s useful but defined could be much better 5/5
The app does not sync updates in real time effectively and you can not enter submissions through it which is seriously inconvenient. Especially if you are in an emergency situation but you still need to get your assignments turned in. It also would be nice if you can use the function of a rotating screen while using the app.
Time Delays 4/5
The app itself opens well and all of the information loads completely. The time delay between opening the app and the tabs inside it takes longer than it should.
This app keeps all of my homework in line and it’s amazing! I love this app it’s my whole world!
Pulse App 3/5
Enjoy using the app. Works well with reminders of assignments. The only issue that I see as annoying is sometimes I have to completely re-enter my schools information due to app issues.
Needs Improvement 3/5
By Han 🙆🏻🙆🏻
Basic app, could be better. Many things can’t be accessed and can only be accessed on a computer which is inconvenient. Better than nothing.
Please update 5/5
Great app. Works as expected.
Good app but could be better 4/5
Good app would be better if you could organize your class by which is current instead of scrolling for them
Not impressed 2/5
App constantly signs me out, every time I want to look at something I have to sign in whether my visits are 2mins apart, or 2 days apart. Every time I sign in, it inevitably tells me my classes are not available. I spend more time signing in and trying to load my classes than I have actually using the app. Once inside, you’re unable to access areas that are not part of the modules. For example, the getting started Discussion or the questions discussion. A significant oversight.
It’s bare bones, so don’t expect much. I’m not impressed with it at all.
Good... But needs some work. 4/5
I love everything about this app. It just keeps crashing requiring me to have to log back in.
Needs improvement 2/5
Keeps logging out, otherwise app is very handy and useful. If logout problem can be resolved it is a 5 star app
Lots of bugs 2/5
By Rambling Rach
Sometimes this app works, sometimes it doesn’t. It keeps logging me out which makes the notifications useless. Sometimes it says my courses are available, other times not. Hoping it becomes more stable in the future.
Great app for classes 5/5
I think this app is great. It’s awesome to do a quick shortcut to check on classes your taking. Twice I did have to sigh in because there was a glitch but that was when I first downloaded it two months in no issues. I also like how it has the calendar.
Always an error 2/5
For the past few days I have been receiving an error message that something has gone wrong and that I have to sign in starting with my institution and then my I’d and password. Pretty frustrating when it is happening multiple times per day and I use it to receive important updates from my professors.
Constant issues 2/5
App is always saying my courses are not ready and to check back. Then app will function for a short amount of time, restart, make me sign in all over again and my courses go back to not being ready.
Staying logged in issues 1/5
Sadly the app is always logging me out and I have to find my school and login again every time I open it
Requires set up every time you open the app 1/5
This app will forget your login info and make you set everything up every other time you log in, some files aren’t accessible through the app so if you don’t check online you could miss important info.
I love this app, except that it crashes and logs me out. When I log back in it does not allow me immediate access to my courses.
This is a great app to have !!!
No Push Notifications 3/5
It would be so much better if I can get push notifications on my phone. I only get notified when I’m actually in the app.
Make use of the calendar and to-do list. It has really helped me keep track of my assignments.
I can post discussion board responses without a problem.
B. Ward 2/5
Very basic. Constantly signs me out and have to log in each time, regardless of its been 5 minutes or 5 hours since I’ve used the app
More capability would be nice 4/5
What they have works great though. You just can't quite so everything you can do on the website on the app
It’s just okay 2/5
SNHU migrated us over from blackboard to bright space a few terms ago.
This app is just okay. It’s hard to navigate around (it took me a week and a half to figure out how to check my grades because it’s not readily available from the initial drop down menu) and I have trouble scrolling through embedded pdf’s in certain pages of the app.
Accessing the learning modules is easy but linking the module assignments to interactive content (like ebooks or videos) hasn’t been done yet so I spend the bulk of my time on the app searching through menus trying to find the right link for me to click.
It gets the job done as far as providing a convenient way for me to interact in my classes I guess but it took me a while to finally get the hang of how to navigate through it.
All in all, it’s pretty ‘meh’
Not bad 1/5
The app has been working fine but lately it will take 5 mins to load a class that hasn’t changed in the past month and the bug needs to be fixed. Also keeps logging me out.
Never works 1/5
This app is supposed to give me pop ups and Notifications whenever something happens with one of my classes. Instead it turns out it always finds out. And when I finally opened it to check on why nothing is happening and I’m not getting any notifications about any of my classes it turns out that it signed itself out and I have to register again. This happens every time I try to use this app.
Very Useful 5/5
This app is very useful for students in University/College. It helps you keep up to date on due dates, grades and presentations that you may have missed.
4/5 Stars 4/5
The App is very helpful and user friendly.
The reason for 4/5 stars is because it seems about half of the time I open the app I have to re-sign-in to my school’s account. Also, it would be nice to be able to see the comments on graded assignments within the app rather than being pushed out to a web browser. Other than those two things I really enjoy this app. It is a great resource and saves a lot of time!
Love hate 3/5
By Not very impressed1
I love what the app does but wish it could do more. I would like to be able to copy paste documents from word or emails on my phone. I would also like access to my seminars.
Constantly logging me out 1/5
You have to be logged in to get notifications of new assessments/announcements/grades. This app always says “oops ive detected a problem” and I have to sign in 2-3 time a day just to view the app. I’ve had this app for 6 months and was hoping there would be an update to fix this NOPE. Just make the app work the way it should!
Great app 5/5
I myself am not a very tech savvy person nor am I very organized. This app put all assignments with there dates on a very easy to understand flow chart. Love it!
LOVE THIS 5/5
It’s honestly sooooo easy to use! I can read my notes anywhere and make sure i am on time for everything! It’s a great app for college students
Cons outweigh the pros 2/5
This app crashes so much. It’s not even worth the effort. When it does work it is so handy and convenient. But I generally have reboot it every day sometimes x2 day😣☹️
Fair App. Terrible Service 1/5
If it works it’s fair. Don’t expect any help from off shore service center.
App works great for me 3/5
I'm seeing a lot of bad reviews, but I love the app, its integrated very well with D2L, and they are active updating and improving the app, I really cant ask too much. Maybe perhaps for other students it's the way their school is set up with D2L? Or maybe some people don't know how to use it right? Or some other technical issue.
One thing I would suggest for the developers would be for them to make an iPad version.
Update: the app stopped working on my phone, I think the app needs to update for compatibility
Not working. Not worth your time! 1/5
I’ve used the app a few times with success last term. Tried using it this week and last week and am getting login errors. The same login works when I use my computer so this app has issues. All the universities who want their students to use this app need to be made aware that this developer doesn’t care. Apple needs to pull this one off.
Worst App all time 1/5
Total garbage. Hate this app. Download it if you like having to choose your school, enter your email, enter your password, and then sign into it every time you open it. What a joke. Once my class is over I will enjoy deleting this from my phone and removing it from my life altogether.
Need mobile app for discussion boards 2/5
If you were to do one thing....make a mobile discussion app.
Make it easy to use. Make it fast. Make it now!
Okay app 2/5
I was really excited that I had an app to do school work on the go only to find out I can’t really do much through the app. I would love to be able to view my grades quick and easy through the app as well.
Useless app !!! Blackboard was better!!! 1/5
This app is a waste of time! Unable to see grades! Not much to see or do here...