Instructor FAQs: using GoReact in your LMS

Instructor FAQs: using GoReact in your LMS


How do I start using GoReact in my LMS?

Your setup instructions will vary depending on which LMS you are using. Please select your LMS logo on our Instructor Documentation page to get started.

How do I set up a GoReact activity in my LMS?

Activity set up will vary depending on which LMS you are using. Please select your LMS logo on our Instructor Documentation page to find the setup information specific to your LMS.

Can I use activities and rubrics from my goreact.com account?

You can link your LMS account to your goreact.com account during the set up of your first GoReact LMS activity. When setting up your activity, you will be asked to Choose an Activity Type OR Copy a Previous Activity. Below the "Copy a Previous Activity" option there is a red "Sign-In" button. Click this button and sign in to your goreact.com account. This will give you access to the materials on that account.

Please note that your goreact.com and LMS accounts are on separate platforms, so you can't access courses directly between them. This linking simply lets you pull content you've created on goreact.com into your LMS.

How do I invite a TA to my GoReact LMS course?

Any user roles assigned to the participants in your LMS course will pass to us at GoReact. All you need to do is have your LMS admin add them to your course with the correct role! (We call TA a Reviewer on our end.)

Who can comment on, record, or view a video?

GoReact is a secure, private system that allows Instructors and Presenters to record videos in any active course they are registered in. Instructors can see all videos and comments in their course(s). Student permissions are set by the instructor per activity. Students may be limited to viewing only their own videos and feedback, viewing feedback from other students, and/or viewing all videos and feedback in a course.

For more on setting permissions, see Activity settings.

I deleted a video, can I get it back?

If you accidentally deleted a video and need to restore it, you will see a deleted tab in the app once you click into the activity. If you open that tab, you can restore your video. Videos will remain in your Deleted tab for 30 days.

How long will my students have access to their videos?

Students will have access to their GoReact videos for as long as the LMS course is open to them. Since LMS courses cannot be accessed on goreact.com (where we preserve videos for five years), any videos that need to be saved for reference after the course is closed will need to be downloaded by the student to their local machine before the course expires.

I copied my LMS course but my GoReact activities are not working

Canvas: If you used the copy course feature in Canvas, you still need to go into each GoReact activity and set it up inside of the GoReact app. All external settings from your previous Canvas course will copy over, just not the settings for the GoReact tool itself (where you select the activity type, feedback options, etc.).

Blackboard: If you used the copy course feature in Blackboard, you still need to go into each GoReact activity and set it up inside of the GoReact app. All external settings from your previous Blackboard course will copy over, just not the settings for the GoReact tool itself (where you select the activity type, feedback options, etc.).

D2L/Brightspace: Unfortunately the copy course feature in D2L will not copy GoReact activities. This is because of the way D2L handles app integrations. At first glance it will look like the activities have copied, but students will not be able to access them and the tool will point to your old course content. If you do copy your D2L course, you will need to delete all of the GoReact assignments and recreate them in the new course.

Grades in my LMS GoReact activities are not passing to my gradebook

The most common cause for grades to not pass to your LMS gradebook is because the GoReact app is not configured correctly. To re-configure the Consumer Key and Shared Secret, see this question below.

Please also check that your GoReact Rubric is "Posted." From the playback screen, click the "Rubrics" tab to see the posted state. Grades will only pass on posted evaluations.

The last thing to be aware of when it comes to grade passback in your LMS, is that any GoReact video created by the instructor will not pass a grade, even if a student is added as a presenter on the video.

Shared Secret/Consumer Key LMS error messages

If you or your students are seeing an error message that says the Consumer Key or Shared Secret is incorrect, follow these steps to re-configure the GoReact tool.

Canvas: If you see this error message in your Canvas course, select "Settings" on the lower left, then open the "Apps" tab from the top navigation. From here click on "View App Configurations" at the top right and click "Edit" from the gear icon next to GoReact. Re-enter the secret and key making sure the Consumer Key is your email address and the Shared Secret is goreact (all lowercase). For more information on setup, see How to Add GoReact to Canvas.

Blackboard: If you see this error in your Blackboard course, your Blackboard Admin will need to
re-configure the app. To do this as an administrator, click "System Admin" at the upper right and then under the "Building Blocks" category, select "Building Blocks." Once there open "LTI Tool Providers" and click the "Edit" button from the drop-down menu next to the lti.goreact.com tool. Re-enter the secret and key making sure the Provider Key is your email address and the Provider Secret is goreact (all lowercase). For more information on setup, see Admin set up of GoReact in Blackboard.

D2L/Brightspace: If you see this error in your D2L/Brightspace course, you will need to contact your D2L Admin to re-configure the tool. To do this, open the course and click "External Learning Tools" from the top navigation menu. Then using the drop-down menu next to the activity name, select "Edit Link." Make sure the "Secret" is goreact (all lower case) and the Key is the exact same alphanumeric code that was sent to you by GoReact Support. For more information on set up, see Admin Setup of GoReact in D2L.

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