Harmonize vs. GoReact

Harmonize provides a broad range of online learning tools to increase student engagement. GoReact focuses only on video creation & annotation.

So what makes Harmonize a better solution?

A bigger toolset focused on discussion, collaboration & student engagement all in one place.

vs. GoReact's single video tool
Discussion Forums
ChatGPT + Plagiarism Detection
PDF Annotation
Video Annotation
Promote social & inclusive learning

Video: Basic philosophy and how it integrates into the class

Harmonize integrates its video annotation features into the standard Harmonize discussion and assignment tools so that students and instructors can leverage the timestamped commentary on any video regardless of where it’s uploaded. GoReact requires the assignment be set up initially as an exclusively video assignment.

This allows the instructor to offer students a choice in how they respond to an assignment, and if that response happens to be video, then the critique tools are available. This increases flexibility for when and where the tools can be leveraged in the classroom.

Grading & rubrics

Grading in GoReact is entirely based around the student’s recording and doesn’t take into account peer review comments left by students. Harmonize presents a unified view of the student’s recordings, any comments they’ve left on other students’ work as well as the amount of other content they have read so that the instructor can assess the entirety of the student work.

GoReact builds its own rubrics for assessing the video, requiring instructors to use the GoReact rubric builder. Harmonize leverages (Canvas only) the rubrics built into Canvas and then integrates with SpeedGrader so instructors don’t have to learn any new grading tools.


Synchronized video play/record & timestamped critique

GoReact has the ability to pull multiple students into their video recorder and have them all record together. Harmonize requires the use of a third-party tool like Zoom, Teams, or any tool that supports video conferencing to make the recording and then upload it to Harmonize for timestamped commentary by the instructor and peers.

GoReact also has the ability to play a video for a student to react to and then live record their response to the video so you can watch both the source video and the student’s recorded response side-by-side in a time-synced fashion.  Harmonize supports this in a more asynchronous way, such that the student can watch the video and record their response.

Both Harmonize and GoReact allow text-based timestamped comments on a video. GoReact allows video and file attachments at timestamped points in the document. Harmonize requires the video and file attachment feedback to be done as overall commentary on the video vs being attached to specific timestamps.

Collated video critique responses vs individual feedback responses

GoReact collates all feedback into a single view on the video so when viewing the video, you can see ALL commentary offered by ALL users in a single location.

Harmonize breaks each student’s and instructor’s feedback on the video into a separate area so that each reviewer’s comments are presented as their own critique in isolation from the other critiques made on the video.

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Harmonize's Ultimate Online Collaboration Toolkit

rich multimedia icon Rich multimedia

Help students express themselves by posting images, video, audio, or text

flag icon Milestones

Help students see what’s expected of them, and when, so they make substantive, on-time contributions

student annotation icon Streamlined grading

Save time for instructors with LMS gradebook integration and autograding

Student facilitation

Give students control of discussions with tools that encourage them to contribute.

reactions & tagging icon Reactions & tagging

Improve participation with tools that bring everybody into the conversation

Image, Video & PDF Annotations

Provide interactive feedback and help students engage more deeply with content

Plagiarism detection

Integrate Harmonize with your plagiarism software to auto-detect unoriginal content


Enable students and instructors to communicate privately or in groups


Assess comprehension and knowledge with polls that engage the whole class

Q&A Boards icon Q&A boards

Let students answer each others’ questions with public boards

Harmonize integrates
with the tools you use today

Use Harmonize with any major LMS. Harmonize feels so familiar to instructors and students that there’s virtually no learning curve.
It’s simple to get started — Harmonize plugs right in!

To ensure academic integrity, Harmonize then integrates with the major plagiarism detection services, like Turnitin or Unicheck, to ensure that the students’ work is authentic.

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increase in student-to-student collaboration

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increase in student engagement

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of instructors satisfied with discussions

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See Harmonize in Action

Learn how our online discussion and collaboration tools can elevate the learning experience at your institution.

Institutions of all sizes use Harmonize to improve student engagement, collaboration, and inclusivity in their online courses — all while saving instructors time. Harmonize seamlessly integrates with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle and D2L Brightspace to enrich discussions within already existing platforms. See it for yourself in a personalized demo!

In our 30-minute call, you will:

  • Learn how Harmonize creates a more engaging and inclusive experience for students (and instructors!)

  • Share your goals, and we’ll discuss how Harmonize can help you reach them

  • See Harmonize’s suite of modern discussion and collaboration tools in action

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