gotFeedback: How To Use It To Teach

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gotFeedback, formerly known as gotLearning, is here to help in education. As the name suggests, this is all about providing feedback to students, only this will do it using the power of AI.

The idea is that teachers can save time on marking and giving feedback by using artificial intelligence to do some of the work. Essentially, as the teacher, you lay out what you want from a piece of work, then upload each entry by students, and this will automatically generate the feedback to share with them.

This is primarily built with English in mind, so you can focus on areas such as narrative structure or use of evidence in the words. Four sections are available so it can be used for more subjects too.

This guide aims to lay out all you need to know about gotFeedback to see if this could help in your classroom.

What is gotFeedback?

gotFeedback is an AI-powered tool that is built to help teachers mark essay submissions and provide feedback to students that will help them learn from their mistakes. 


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gotFeedback is working to shift from a teacher-centric perspective to a student-centered one. The goal is that the student will have their learning experience adapted around them, to suit them -- as opposed to them being expected to fit into a current dynamic. All that should make for more bespoke learning and greater progression.

The tool is online-based, so it should be easy to access from most devices and internet connections. Thus, it can be used in schools but also on the go and from home, making it a helpful assistant for teachers who can fit it into their lives as needed.

How does gotFeedback work?

gotFeedback is free to use in its most basic form and only requires you to sign-up using an email address. You're then able to begin assignment analysis and feedback with the tool.


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gotFeedback lets you enter in the type of feedback for which you're looking. Type in a thesis statement, detailed specifics, and/or specific claims that support the information. This is essentially creating the grading rubric you want for the work that a student submits.

Once this is done you can then input each assignment either by uploading the work or by copying and pasting into the system. It will then analyze this and offer you feedback to be shared with the student. This can include areas that you might want suggestions for improvement but also -- usefully -- samples for revision.

What are the best gotFeedback features?

gotFeedback tailors the responses to the work of each student, making it about the individual and their path to the best progression possible. It also does this while saving teachers on time so they can focus on the teaching.


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gotFeedback offers a useful Prompt Guide that allows teachers to better understand how to give clear feedback that's actionable so as to best support students.

Usefully, the system lets you see each student profile so you can go to each one and see their individual details. Go into a student submission and generate feedback with the AI and then, helpfully, you can click in and add your own comments or edit as needed.

The ability to save custom prompts and turn these on or off based on the work, or student, is available to save time while varying the marking style of each piece of work.

The app also supports video and audio, allowing teachers and students to upload more interactive media for feedback. Usefully, Google Docs can be placed right into the app so as to work with that or on the Doc itself.

App support lets you scan in documents and learning support right into the app to share with ease.

How much does gotFeedback cost?

gotFeedback comes in two versions, one of which is free, while the other is tailored to teacher use with more features, at a charge.

The Free version is gotFeedback Lite which is for feedback alone. This has a 1,500-word limit on documents and supports only Text, PDF, and Word, and is limited to 100 queries per day.

Go for the gotFeedback ProTeacher model, charged at a bespoke rate, and you get 10,000-word limit per doc with support for Google Docs too, the ability to store AI, generate feedback in the student's record, save prompts to edit and use as needed, and receive feedback on Google Docs, work using text, audio, video, files, and AI.

gotFeedback best tips and tricks

Work in Docs
Share feedback right in Google Docs by having students upload directly and work together within the app itself.

Use mobile
Take photos with a smartphone or tablet to upload directly into the app to enhance feedback materials and supporting documents.

Use the AI-generated feedback but edit to make it more personal and specific to that student.

Luke Edwards is a freelance writer and editor with more than two decades of experience covering tech, science, and health. He writes for many publications covering health tech, software and apps, digital teaching tools, VPNs, TV, audio, smart home, antivirus, broadband, smartphones, cars and much more.