This page presents an introduction to the GoReact tool, as well as how to integrate GoReact with Canvas.

What is GoReact + Canvas?

1. GoReact is a tool that focuses on video assignments that your students submit via Canvas.  The videos are typically public speaking assignments.  However, GoReact can be part of any presentation assignment where a video file is the object being submitted and reviewed.

2. GoReact is especially good for submitting video presentations for business classes, teacher prep, language training, music and other performing arts, and nursing prep.

3. The core component of GoReact is the ability for students to receive feedback from instructors and their peers.  Feedback can come in the form of text, video, or audio response.  Additionally, GoReact has a unique marker feature that allows users to give pre-created feedback using predefined markers at any point in the timeline of the video.  You can even evaluate students' videos using a rubric.

It is an ideal tool for video observation and assessment, collecting evidence for accreditation, or preparing your students for certification.

Overview and Introduction Webinar - August 2022

GoReact gave an introductory presentation as part of the Virtual Fall Institute schedule of workshops.

What Kind of Assignments Can I Give Using GoReact?

There are three primary assignment types you can administer via GoReact:


  • The Standard assignment type is the most commonly used assignment type in GoReact. This assignment type allows participants to record or upload a standalone video and submit it for feedback. With additional settings, this assignment type can be configured to allow live review, multiple cameras, or presenter slides.


  • Stimulus assignments allow participants to record a video response to a prompt video (or other media) that you select. The recorded response will then be synchronized to the stimulus media. This type is commonly used in interpreting and other language activities, for mock interviews, and other prompt-oriented responses.

Comment Only

  • Comment Only assignments allow participants to evaluate a video without recording their own video response. This assignment type is useful when students need to review a presentation/speech or anytime you want students to simply watch a video and provide feedback.

How to Integrate GoReact with Canvas

Creating a GoReact assignment is simple and is the same as using any other External Tool within Canvas. 

  • In the 'Submission Type' box when creating an assignment, make sure the drop down menu is on 'External Tool
  • Then click on the 'Find' button, find and select the GoReact app.
  • Check the 'Load This Tool In A New Tab' option and proceed with adjusting the rest of your assignment parameters! 
Submission Type dialog - External Tool - Find GoReact

Instructor Resources

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Updated: November 28, 2023