Drag-and-drop rubric wizard enables structured evaluations alongside time-coded comments
OREM, UTAH (10 January 2014)
GoReact, the go-to video tool for giving feedback, assessment and critique of student presentations and performances, just added a flexible rubric builder to its lineup. Customizable rubrics allow instructors to create digital versions of paper rubrics, scorecards and other structured evaluation tools so they can give feedback and evaluate student work consistently across classes. This adds a much-requested option to GoReact’s already popular time-coded feedback tools.
The new rubric module was developed over more than a year in collaboration with a number of university faculty, and previewed in November at the National Communication Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. The module was released today for general availability.
Featuring a user-friendly drag-and-drop palette and rubric canvas, the module is exceptionally easy to use and flexible, allowing for any combination of evaluation elements in formats such as numeric scale, qualitative scale, scored items, checkbox items, and text feedback. The rubric is self-scoring, and posts the scores back to each student’s video upon posting of the evaluation.
“This is the easiest rubric tool I’ve ever used,” said Scott Whitney, a program director at Stephen F. Houston University. “The drag-and-drop feature is very intuitive, and the copy feature makes it very fast to build out an entire template.”
Structured evaluations can be entered while still giving time-coded comments on a single student video, streamlining the feedback process and saving valuable grading time for instructors.
The structured evaluation is useful for a number of disciplines, and has been particularly anticipated for student teacher and faculty observation use.
GoReact was originally developed at Brigham Young University and pioneered live in-class presentation feedback using its patent-pending sync technology. Today, GoReact is the premier platform for video-based skill development across many disciplines, simplifying the lives of instructors and coaches who use video to improve performance-based skills for their students. Students have submitted over one million videos of themselves for feedback using GoReact. For more information, goreact.com.
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Ken is a SaaS veteran with a passion for exceptional user experience. Prior to founding GoReact, he was president or COO at CrimeReports.com (sold to Motorola), AdvancedMD (sold to ADP), and Superstats.com (now Omniture, part of Adobe). He has a degree in Communication and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and follows his New England native Red Sox faithfully . . . as long as they’re not in last place.