Instructor's Guide to Transforming Lessons with REACHUM: Content Types Explained

REACHUM Content Uploads: Media

REACHUM’s media upload options allow instructors to upload and reorganize PowerPoint slides, video links, GIFs, and more in the REACHUM interface.

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Create an editable text slide with our rich text editor. Use this tool to create a simple slide or a complex navigation menu to your other course materials.

(To upload PowerPoint slides, view the PowerPoint tab.)

Upload a jpeg or png image. Both the image media type and the text slide media type come in handy when you forget to add an important detail to your lecture slides.

Upload your own video for precise playback control across all learner devices. You control what your audience sees on their screens. Users are unable to skip ahead on their own.

(To upload a YouTube or Vimeo link, see the Video Link tab. To record a video from within the REACHUM platform, see the Record a Video tab.)

Upload a PowerPoint deck. PowerPoint files are converted to individual slides that can be reordered or deleted within the REACHUM platform.

If you forget to add a slide to your original presentation, you can either add the new individual slide on its own instead of reuploading your entire deck or create a REACHUM text slide. (See the Text Slide tab for details).

Upload a PDF. PDF pages are converted to individual slides that can be reordered or deleted within the REACHUM platform.

Create an animated GIF in a GIF creation tool and upload to REACHUM. GIFs can be useful for visually demonstrating concepts or processes.

Any page with a link is shareable in REACHUM, making real-time collaboration possible between instructors and users on their devices. Work together on documents and spreadsheets, send a 3rd party quiz or poll, or share a shopping cart for secure, in-meeting transactions.

Add a YouTube or Vimeo link to share in REACHUM.

(To upload local video files, see the Video tab. To record your own Video within REACHUM, see the Record a Video tab.)

Instructors can share freehand drawings with their class. Useful for outlining math problems or labeling illustrations.

REACHUM hosts can record a video up to 2 minutes long within REACHUM’s video platform and add it as a slide.

(To add a YouTube or Vimeo video, see the Video Link tab. To upload a video file from your computer, see the Video tab.)

Import a GIF to set the mood using Giphy, the largest library of animated gifs on the internet. Giphy integrates with the REACHUM platform, so you can browse and find the perfect GIF without leaving your REACHUM dashboard.

(To upload a custom GIF, see the GIF tab.)

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REACHUM Content Uploads: Activities

REACHUM activities are broken up into two categories: Discussion Questions and Leaderboard Games. Discussion questions don’t have points attributed to them. Instructors can export learner answers after a lesson is complete, but answers to these questions won’t influence a user’s leaderboard score.

Leaderboard Games have points attributed to them and are meant to encourage engagement by transforming learning into a competitive sport. The quicker a learner guesses the correct answer to a Leaderboard Game question, the more points they earn on the Leaderboard.

Both Discussion Questions and Leaderboard Games give instructors insight into learner feelings, engagement, and understanding of key concepts.

Polls are Discussion Questions with no correct answer. Measure your audience’s attitude, sentiment, or opinion with a poll.

Open-Ended Response is a Discussion Question with no correct answer. Ask your class an open-ended question or allow students to ask you a question and receive identified or anonymous responses. Click on a response to display it on student screens and stimulate conversation. Students can respond to Open-Ended questions with text, gifs, and jpg or png image files.

Giving learners the ability to ask anonymous questions empowers them to take charge of their education by creating a low risk environment free of potential peer judgement.

Leaderboard Game: Teachers ask a question and learners select the single correct answer.

Leaderboard Game: Use for questions with more than one correct answer. Scores are influenced by the number of correct answers a learner chooses.

Leaderboard Game: Students type their answer in a single input field. Perfect matches score points.

Leaderboard Game: Instructors draw a picture and ask learners a single select question based on their freehand drawing. Learners select the single correct answer.

Leaderboard Game: Record or upload a video and insert  a timed quiz at a specific time in the video. Note: Video Quizzes only work with video file uploads or videos recorded using the REACHUM platform. 

(See Video or Record a Video tabs under REACHUM Content Uploads: Media.)

Leaderboard Game: Create a Single Select math question using math symbols and notation.

Leaderboard Game: Learners click one of 12 cards to flip over and reveal a value. Learners then click another card to try and find a match. When a match is revealed, the pair will disappear. The game is successfully completed when all pairs are matched.

Leaderboard Game: Learners tap a list item to select it and tap the corresponding category associated with the item to categorize appropriately. Scores are influenced by the number of correct answers.

Leaderboard Game: Learners organize a series of items by tapping an item to select it and tapping its slot in the sequence to drop it into place. Sequencing is useful for questions related to timelines, process steps, paragraph structures, and more.

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