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Use GoReact to Provide Feedback on Videos

Last updated on July 15, 2022

GoReact is a tool for providing feedback on videos. Students can record media and receive feedback from their teacher or critique a media piece using time-stamped comments.

Consider asking students to act out a scene from literature, record a mini-lesson about the course content, or demonstrate a performance-based skill. This tutorial describes how to integrate the GoReact app with a Canvas assignment.


  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Module where the Assignment you want to use GoReact with is located.
  7. Click on the Name of the Assignment.
  8. Click Edit.
  9. Scroll down to the Submission Type setting.
  10. Choose External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  11. Click Find.
  12. Select GoReact from the list of tools.
  13. Click Select.
  14. Click Save.
    • If prompted to sign up:
      1. Complete the Required Sections on this page, including Use it for, First name, Last name, Email, and Phone (optional).
      2. Click the button for I Am Age 13 or Older and Consent to the Above as well as the USER TERMS and PRIVACY POLICY.
      3. Click Next.
  15. Select an Option from the Create a New Assignment drop-down menu.
    • Note: This tutorial uses a Standard assignment.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Select a Setting from the Recording & Feedback Privacy drop-down menu.
    • Note: This tutorial uses the Private option.
  18. Select your Preferred Setting from the Grading & Evaluation drop-down menu.
    • Note: This tutorial uses the Points option.
  19. Type the number of Points in the Points Possible text area.
  20. Adjust Other Options, as desired.
  21. Click Done.

GoReact Feedback and Grading

  1. Select the GoReact Assignment you created in Canvas.
  2. Click on a Recording.
    • To leave a text comment:
      1. Type your Comment into the text box. The video will pause as you type.
      2. Press Enter/Return on your keyboard when you are done. 
    • To leave a video/audio comment:
      1. Click the Video or Audio Icon.
      2. Click Record and record your comment.
      3. Click Finish when you are done.
  3. Type the number of Points in the upper-right to grade the video.
    • Note: if you don’t see a Points option, click Edit Assignment Settings. Make sure the video is set to be graded using Points and the Point value is greater than zero.
  4. Click the Arrows in the upper-left portion of the screen to navigate through multiple students’ videos.