As you ring in the new semester or quarter (depending on how your institution measures academic time), we wanted to give you a heads up about some of the new features and product enhancements in GoReact.
Here’s the TL;DR version of what’s new and improved:
For all the GoReact-y details, here’s an in-depth explanation of how these features work and how you can start using them to maximize your time and improve the learning experience.
Put away your magnifying glass! We redesigned the screen sharing layout to give you a close-up view of everything, including the presenter and the screen they’re sharing.
You now have a large view of the main presenter’s camera and an even larger view of the screen or application being shared. Other participants appear at the top with smaller views of their cameras, and with their names displayed on their individual video images during recording sessions and in recorded videos.
We also increased the video resolution to high definition (but only during screen sharing). Keep in mind that users’ bandwidth may impact their video quality.
Once you’ve spent time choosing your preferred settings for specific types of assignments, you shouldn’t have to keep repeating the same steps. With that in mind, we made it possible to duplicate assignments to help automate the process.
From the assignment ellipsis in GoReact, select “Duplicate Assignment” within the dropdown menu. Once selected, a copy of the original assignment is created, complete with your predefined settings.
The new, duplicate assignment is automatically displayed in the edit view so you can customize the title, dates, or any individual settings as needed.
Have you ever wished you could save time and clicks by uploading videos seamlessly from the Zoom cloud to GoReact? Wish granted!
Our expanded Zoom integration now supports local file uploads for users with free Zoom accounts, and seamless cloud uploads for users with paid Zoom accounts.
To upload a file from a free Zoom account, first record the video in Zoom, which will be saved to your local drive. Then click “Start Assignment” in GoReact. From there, you can select and upload the video.
If you have a paid Zoom account, you can upload videos to GoReact from the Zoom cloud without first having to download them to your computer.
To enable this functionality, click “Start Assignment” in GoReact, then choose the new “Cloud Recordings” section under the “Zoom” tab to authenticate and link your Zoom account. Once linked, you can see, preview, and select videos saved in the Zoom cloud right from the GoReact interface.
Beyond uploading Zoom videos as assignments, instructors and admins can add Zoom cloud recording to their GoReact video library. This saves time by enabling easy access to videos that get reused for stimulus or comment-only assignments and video instructions.
As an added bonus, you can upload cloud files from any mobile device, which isn’t supported by Zoom for local uploads.
Now you know how, but why should you use Zoom and GoReact together?
The best reason is that you already leverage Zoom for video capture but need a way to give rich, time-coded feedback—with rubrics, markers, text, audio, or video responses—directly inside learner videos. Simply upload your videos to GoReact, and you get a powerful toolset for feedback and assessment.
When you use Zoom and GoReact together, you also get:
We’ll keep you updated as we add new and innovative ways to extend the power of GoReact with Zoom. In the meantime, if you have suggestions for new features or ways to improve GoReact, use this form to send us your feedback.