5-Minute new semester checklist

If you’re setting up GoReact for a new semester, you’ve come to the right place. Follow this quick checklist to make sure you’re ready to go. Select your platform below to get started.

Choose your platform:

Create a new course on GoReact.com

  1. Log into GoReact
  2. At the top-left hand side of the dashboard click the course name.
  3. At the bottom of that drop-down menu click “Create Course”.


  4. Enter a course name, set the start and end dates for your course, optionally select a course to copy activities from, then click the red "Create Course" button.


Use a unique course title

Naming the course so that your students can identify the title, section, and semester can help avoid confusion when they register. The course title is the only identifier your students will see, so we recommend being as specific as possible!

> More on creating a course

Create an activity

  1. If you copied activities from a previous course, take a minute to review them.  Check the due dates and other activity settings.
  2. To create a new activity, click the blue "Create Activity" button at the bottom of the activity list on the left.


  3. Enter a name for the activity and choose an activity type.
  4. Choose any optional settings (Availability/Due Dates, Points Possible, Test). Then click the red "Create Activity" button.


  5. In the next window, you can choose additional recording or feedback settings (all optional).
  6. When you are finished, click the red "Close" button.


> More on creating an activity

Invite your students

To invite users to your course, you have three options:

  1. Direct students to GoReact.com where they can self-register.
  2. Send or post a private group join link. To get this link, click your course name in the top left corner of the dashboard, click the ellipses button ⋮ next to the applicable course, and select "Invite Users." Then, copy and paste the group join link on the left to a place that your students will see it (like a syllabus or course web page).
  3. Send an invitation directly via email. You can send individual invitations by clicking your course name in the top left corner of the dashboard, by clicking the ellipses button ⋮ next to the applicable course, and by selecting "Invite Users."  By entering student email addresses here, an email with a unique invitation link will be sent to the student’s email address.


> More on inviting users

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