In Brainscape, the primary flashcard activity is "studying". This means "proceeding through flashcards in a personalized order, based on your self-rated confidence in each flashcard, on a 1-5 scale". Brainscape's study algorithm uses a scientifically optimized learning technique that we call Confidence-Based Repetition (CBR).
You can "study" in Brainscape using either our website or our mobile app. All your progress is kept in sync across devices.
Yet you may occasionally want to just review all flashcards in a linear order, without automatically repeating flashcards using CBR.
Methods of "linear" content review
On our website, if you have Editing permissions for a Class, you can easily review flashcards in order by choosing the Review All Cards option in a Deck's menu bar. This will show all the flashcards on a single screen, with two columns (Question & Answer), and will allow you to scroll down to see all the flashcards at once.
On mobile, you can get roughly the same experience by choosing to Edit the deck (unless it's an Advanced Deck) and scroll through the flashcards in the palm of your hand.
And in our iOS app, you can also choose to browse a Deck by tapping the Deck and choosing the Browse option in the menu. "Browse Mode" allows you to see flashcards one-at-a-time, flipping each card and swiping to get to the next one, without needing to rate your confidence.
Browse Mode even allows you to optionally rate your confidence by tapping the little tab in the bottom-right of each flashcard, and choosing a number on the 1-5 scale. Flashcards in Browse Mode do not automatically advance to the next one (like they do in Study Mode), so you can decide whenever you are ready to swipe on.
We recommend that you use Study Mode as often as possible, while using the various review and browse features only when organizing and referencing your flashcards. Studying is what will ultimately help you master your content!