Activity types and settings

What is an activity?

Activity types

Activity settings

Activity resources


What’s an activity?

An activity is set up by your instructor and is where you submit your video assignments. You will see a list of your activities on the left-hand side of your dashboard (make sure your correct course is selected from the course dropdown list on the upper left). 



After selecting an activity on the left, you can see additional information such as due date, type of activity, possible points, and activity settings by viewing the activity header on the left. For more in depth information and to preview Activity Resources, click the Activity Details button (small blue i with a circle around it) from the activity header. 

To start an activity, highlight the activity you want to complete and click either Create Video or Upload Video in the upper right-hand corner. There are four possible activity types, a test option, and some activity settings that your instructor might set up (explained below).

A - Activity Type

B - Activity Details (Preview Activity Resources, Rubric, and Instructions)

C - Activity Settings (Dark icons are enabled on the activity, greyed out icons are not)




Activity types

PresenterSelf.png Presenter Self-Record

This activity type is simply a self-recorded video that you submit for feedback from your instructor. You can either record directly in GoReact using the "Create Video" button OR record outside of GoReact and upload your video using the "Upload Video" button. 

LiveRecord.png Live/In-Class Record

This type of activity is used to give simultaneous feedback during a presentation/recording. Any reviewers (including peers, if enabled) may simultaneously give real-time feedback on live instructor-led recordings or on recording sessions initiated by you. This type is commonly used for communication and public speaking activities.

StimVid.png Stimulus - Video Response

This type of activity is used when the instructor wants you to record a video response to a video. The recorded response will be synchronized to the stimulus media. Every time you pause or replay the stimulus, those events will be captured on the recording. You cannot use the "Upload Video" button on this activity type because you are required to record along side the stimulus. This type is commonly used in interpreting and other language activities, for mock interviews, and other prompt-oriented responses. For more about submitting to this activity type see Posting to a stimulus activity type.

StimmComm.png Stimulus - Comment Only

This activity type is used when teachers want you to provide only comments on a stimulus/prompt media they provide. These comments can be a text, audio, or video comment. There are also specific feedback options unique to this activity type:

  • Group Discussion: allows you to have a conversation about the stimulus/prompt media, seeing all comments from everyone. If not enabled, comments remain private as usual.
  • Individual Graded Response: allows the instructor to score each student individually on your comments. Using this option will result in an individual video session appearing on your dashboard.

NOTE: To participate in a Comment Only activity, you do not click "Create Video". Instead, you will see a video session on your dashboard that you will simply play to open up a commenting session on the stimulus/prompt media. For more about submitting to this activity type see Posting to a stimulus activity type.

In addition, this activity type cannot be marked with the Test option explained below.


Activity Settings

peer-critique.png Peer Critique: allows all students to give feedback on each others' recordings. When critiquing a peer, you can only see your own comments unless "All comments are public" is enabled.

public-comments.png All Comments are Public: allows everyone in the course to see all timeline feedback, including comments, markers, and ratings. If unchecked, only the instructors and the video's presenter(s) can see these items.

 slide-sync.png Slide Sync: allows you to add PDF slides to your assignment in GoReact. You can set the timing for each slide transition and rearrange slides as needed. See Slide Sync for more details.

Use_Ratings_Icon.PNG Use Ratings: allows presenters and instructors to provide a "thumbs up/thumbs down" type of rating as they watch a presenter's video.

rubrics.png Instructor Rubric: there is a structured evaluation on the Activity. 

markers.png Markers: are a set of labels that instructors create for marking up a video in addition to comments and are time-coded into the video within the comment stream. 

public-comments.png Group Discussion: allows all participants to see each others' comments. (Note: This option is only available on the "Stimulus - Comment Only" activity type.)

Individual_Graded_Icon.PNG Individual Graded Response: allows the instructor to grade each participant individually, whether it's a group discussion or individual responses. (Note: This option is only available after selecting the "Stimulus - Comment Only" activity type.)

test.png Test option: If the Test option is enabled on an activity, it enforces the following:

  • Only one submission is allowed per student, and only one recording attempt is allowed.
  • You cannot delete your submission from the Dashboard, only your instructor can.
  • Stimulus media (if applicable) may not be previewed.
  • If a time limit is entered, your recording will end automatically when the time limit is reached.
  • Instructors can reset your test by simply deleting your video submission from the Dashboard using the Edit menu (three dots on the right of the submission). This will allow a new submission.


Activity resources  

Your instructor can add additional resources to support the activity. If resources are added you can access them by clicking on the Activity Information button shown above, or using the Activity Information button located on the top left of your recording screen.