Getting started guide for Instructors

Getting started with GoReact is super easy and takes 10 minutes or less. If you are using the GoReact tool in your LMS platform (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) you will need to go back to the Instructor support page and click the corresponding LMS icon for specific instructions for your LMS. If you're using GoReact directly on, this is the right place to start!  (See our Reviewer/TA or Student guides if you're not an instructor.)

Create an account

  1. From the homepage, click the "Login/Sign Up" button at the top right.
  2. Click Create Account.
  3. Select Instructor for your account type.
  4. Fill in your email address (we recommend using your organization email) and password and click "Sign Up."
  5. You will receive an email confirmation with a verification code.  Copy the code from your email and paste it in here.


  6. Next, select the organization you belong to.  If you have been invited to or if we have associated your email domain with an existing organization, you will see that organization listed.  You can also search for your organization by clicking the "Search for more" link if you don't see it.


    If you are the first GoReact user for your organization or if we aren't able to associate your email domain with an existing organization, you can create a new one by clicking the "Create" button. 


    Enter the requested information about your organization and click "Continue."


  7. Fill out the next form with your information and click "Continue."


  8. Your account has been created.  Click Start Exploring to create your first course!



Create a course

  1. Click “Create Course”.


  2. Enter a course name, set the start and end dates, then click the "Create Course" button.


  3. Your course has been created and you can now create your first assignment!

> More on creating a course 

Create an assignment

  1. Click the "Create Assignment" button in the middle of the dashboard. (After you have created one or more assignments, this button is found at the top of the assignment list on the left.)
  2. Choose whether you'd like to create a new assignment from scratch or from an assignment template in your Library.  (See our Library - Assignment Templates guide if you will be creating your assignment from a template.)
  3.  Enter an Assignment Name and select an Assignment Type.


  4. Choose any optional settings (Availability/Due Dates, Rubrics, Markers). Then click the red "Create Assignment" button.
  5. That's it!

> More on creating assignments

Here's a quick video about creating your first assignment.  Our interface has changed a bit since this was created, but the contents of the video are still applicable and should be helpful.


Invite your students

The easiest way to invite student presenters to your course is to use a Group Join Link. To find this link:

    1. Select the "Users" tab and click the "Invite Users" button.


    2. Copy the Group Join Link on the left. mceclip0.png


You can then provide this link to your students to allow each student to register for your course.

> More on inviting users

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