Limited License Notice: The CSU Chancellor's Office has funded GoReact licenses system-wide through July 31, 2022. Faculty who adopt GoReact during the 2021-2022 academic year acknowledge that GoReact may not be available after August 1, 2022.
GoReact is an online video recording tool designed to provide feedback for public speaking/speech, presentations, sign language/interpreter training, student teaching observation, and music/dance/theatrical performances--anything where a student must demonstrate via video a skill or action. You can set access settings as to who can see the videos, create comments, or see comments.
Although both tools use video, GoReact offers additional options for video submissions and adding comments to a video (markers). In GoReact, instructors can offer feedback via both video and audio. GoReact also features a unique tool to record a response to a roleplay scenario.
Below are three examples. Explore how you can use this new tool to bring students together.
Example 1: Student Presentation for Instructor feedback
A student can record a presentation through GoReact. Later, the instructor can grade and provide feedback on the recording. The instructor can comment using time-stamped text, video, and audio comments, as well as use a rubric and markers.
Interaction Type: Learner-to-Instructor
Example 2: Student Response to a Roleplay Scenario
An instructor can post a video to function as a prompt or scenario. Students watch and simultaneously record their response to the video. Later, the instructor can grade and provide feedback on the recording. The instructor can comment using time-stamped text, video, and audio comments, as well as use a rubric and markers.
Interaction Type: Learner-to-Content and Learner-to-Instructor
Example 3: Student Live Presentation While Others Comment
A student can use GoReact to deliver a live presentation. GoReact will livestream the session to others in the course. The instructor and the other students can watch and leave live comments. Any students who could not attend the live presentation can still watch a recording, leaving feedback for their classmate.
Interaction Type: Learner-to-Learner and Learn-to-Instructor.
For the best experience, students and instructors should have broadband internet, an up-to-date web browser, and a video recording device (webcam or smartphone).
For more information, refer to the following GoReact Support pages:
GoReact is an external tool that adds additional functionality to your course. Before creating GoReact assignments, add GoReact as an external tool.
- From your Canvas Course, select "Settings" and then "Apps."
- Select or search for GoReact. (Can't find it? Click here to learn how to add GoReact manually.)
- Click "Add App"
- In the dialog that opens, enter your email in the "Consumer Key" field, goreact (lowercase) in the "Shared Secret" field, then click "Add App."
- Now you are ready to Create GoReact assignments in Canvas.
For additional information and to watch a short video of this procedure, visit the GoReact Support page Adding the GoReact app to Canvas.
In order for students to receive a score in the Canvas Gradebook for completing a GoReact assignment, adjust the Canvas Assignment Submission Type to use GoReact.
Be sure to add the GoReact tool to your Canvas course shell before creating assignments.
- In Canvas, Create an Assignment.
- Enter an Assignment Name, Points, and any other desired settings.
- Change the "Submission Type" to "External Tool".
- In the "Enter or find an External Tool URL" field, click "Find." Select GoReact and then click "Select."
- Check the box for "Load This Tool In A New Tab."
Please Note: For the best overall experience, we highly recommend loading the GoReact tool in a new tab.
- Finish the assignment setup, then choose "Save" or "Save and Publish."
- Open your new assignment in Canvas by clicking the button to load assignment in a new window:
- Select the GoReact assignment type you wish to use for this assignment (or copy a previously created assignment).
- Select the additional assignment settings as needed. When you're finished, click "Done" and you're all set! For more on GoReact assignments see our other documentation on Assignments.
For additional information and to watch a short video of this procedure, visit the GoReact Support page Creating GoReact assignments in Canvas.
A Marker Set is a set of labels (Markers) you create for quick instructor or student responses to a video along with comments.
Markers make giving feedback quick and easy and are time stamped into the video within the comment stream.
You create or apply a Marker Set in the GoReact Assignment itself. Access the GoReact Assignment, access the kebab or three-dots options menu, and select “Edit Assignment.” Then you can click “+Marker Set” and then “+New Market Set.”
As a GoReact Assignment is an external tool to a regular Canvas Assignment, you can use Canvas functionality for a due date, availability dates, and points.
To edit GoReact-specific features, you click the three-dot options menu, known as the kebab, and select “Edit Assignment.”
You can then edit the following features of the GoReact assignment:
- Assignment Type
- Content Privacy
- Marker Set
- Student Rubric
- Instructor Attachment
- Feedback Instructions
There are three GoReact Assignment types: Standard, Stimulus, and Comment Only.
- Standard - Students record their own videos with options for multiple cameras, live feedback
- Stimulus - Instructors provide a pre-recorded prompt; students watch this prompt and record their video response at the same time
- Comment only - Instructors provide a pre-recorded video; students analyze this video via time-stamped comments, markers, and rubrics
You can limit who can view the recordings and provide feedback with “Content Privacy” settings. “Private” is most restrictive while “Open Peer Review” is most open.
- Private - Only Instructors and a presenter (student) can access and provide feedback
- Closed peer review - Peers cannot see any comments on a peer’s or instructor’s video
- Open peer review - Peers can see comments from other peers
You can add a rubric based in GoReact to help students provide feedback.
To add a student rubric to an assignment, simply click "+Student Rubric" in the assignment settings panel.
For more information on Rubrics in GoReact, access the GoReact Creating a Rubric page.
When you create GoReact content in Canvas, you don't need to invite your students to register separately for GoReact. All they will need to do is open a GoReact assignment in Canvas to complete the activity. Canvas and GoReact will work together to create an account for the student.
Include the following links to student support pages when providing assignment instructions.
- Getting started guide for students
- Student FAQs
- Enabling your camera and microphone
- Video recording checklist
- Troubleshooting: uploading
More useful links