Let's get familiar with Heartbeats' unique features and menus! Here we will do a full run-through of how heartbeat works and how to use it from the student's perspective.
When you first enter heartbeat you will be brought to the Board. The board is a student-driven system that utilizes interactions (the questions inside the shapes) to generate a student's pulse in heartbeat.
At the top of the screen, you will see the navigation bar. You can access the Board, Pules, Alerts, and your Account via the navigation bar. When clicking the account button you can change the look and feel of Heartbeat to your liking from the settings menu! Be sure to check out the settings and make Heartbeat your own.
Let's take a look at the Pulse page. When you begin answering interactions on the board Heartbeat will gather these responses to generate pulses for you. If you click on the Pulse button you will be directed to the pulse page (see screenshot directly below). Here you will see a variety of different pulses that show a distribution graph that is specific to you! When you click on these individual pulses you can learn a whole heck of a lot about yourself. Don't forget about the "filters" button on the top left-hand side of the pulses page (shown in the screenshot below). With filters, you can view pulses you saved and sort them to your preferences. You can even search keywords to view specific pulses.
When you click a pulse to discover more you will be given more context into what the distribution graph means and where you fit on the scale. The image below shows the larger scale and gives the user "insights" into the specific pulse. Here the user can read and learn more about the pulse and how it affects them. The user will also be given ''actions" to help improve on pulses that may be negatively impacting their life!
Report a Bug
Lastly, you will also see our "Report a Bug" button. This little guy is your best way to let us know if you encounter any bugs or issues with Heartbeat.
If you ever want to leave Heartbeat to switch to another Shmoop product click the "Shmoop" logo in the top left-hand corner or click Account and then "schools.shmoop.com."