Recording a Stimulus assignment video

This article is for Students. Click here for the Instructor article.

Stimulus assignments allow you to watch or listen to a stimulus prompt while simultaneously recording your response.  Follow these steps to record a Stimulus assignment video.

  1. Select the assignment and click "Start Assignment."

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  2. Add an optional title and click "Record." (While you can upload a video to a stimulus assignment, it is generally not recommended as it will not be synced to the stimulus.)

  3. If you see the Equipment Check and it passes, click "Continue." If the equipment check fails, see Enabling your camera and microphone.

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  4. When the recording screen loads, it will have the Stimulus Media on the left, with the recording screen on the right.  You can resize the two screens by using the handle between the two.
  5. Click "Begin" to play the stimulus video and start recording.

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  6. While you are recording you can pause, play, and scrub the stimulus video on the left using the provided toolbar.
  7. When you are finished recording, click "Finish," then "Post."

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In some instances, your teacher may allow you to choose your own stimulus. If this is the case, after clicking "Start Assignment" you'll see an extra "Add Media" button on the title screen.  Click this button to record, upload, or link to your stimulus video.  After adding your own stimulus video, you can proceed to record your stimulus response by following the steps above.

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Headphones

Participants should use headphones when recording a Stimulus response (unless the Stimulus video has no audio). This will prevent viewers from hearing the Stimulus echo in the background of the response recording.

Chromebooks

GoReact's video features can be resource-intensive (especially on Stimulus assignments where multiple videos stream simultaneously). Due to the widely varying hardware and (often limited) system resources in Chromebooks, GoReact may not perform well or work at all in some cases. In our testing, more robust, higher-end Chromebooks generally work fine, while less expensive and/or older Chromebooks will struggle. If your GoReact experience on a Chromebook isn't satisfactory, you'll need to use a different device.

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