Flipgrid

Flipgrid

Introduction

FlipGrid is a video discussion platform allowing instructors to create dynamic, creative and visual class forums that make every student visible and every voice heard. As instructors post discussion prompts, students can create media-based responses anywhere, any time. Video discussions in FlipGrid can connect students with their learning community that is a course, increase participation and engagement and create a sense of belonging. FlipGrid supports self-reflection and assessment, motivates students to speak and provides a flexible and convenient way to create instructor presence in the course.

Flipgrid requires access to a webcam and a microphone, neither of which is a mandate for text-based discussions. Thus, it is essential to have a clear learning objective and purpose in mind when crafting quality discussion prompts in FlipGrid video assignments.

Features

  • Create groups and organize multiple topics
  • Create a community
  • View, moderate, and comment on video responses
  • Edit, change the language, add, and disable closed captions

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Creating a Flipgrid assignment in your Canvas course

Navigate to your Canvas course, then:

  1. Select Assignments from the navigation menu on the left, and click the +Assignment button at the top
  2. Scroll down to Submission Type, and select External Tool in the drop-down menu
  3. Click Find under ‘Enter or find an External Tool URL’, select Flipgrid, then click the Select button.
  4. (Optional, but recommended) Check the box to Load This Tool In A New Tab.
  5. Enter the rest of the Assignment details and options, and then click Save at the bottom

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Flipgrid for some online activities. Visit the Flipgrid learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with Flipgrid.

Student Resources

Accessing Flipgrid content in your Canvas course

Instructors will share Flipgrid content with you via your Canvas Assignments.

Getting Started

Flipgrid is only available outside of Canvas at this time.

Instructor Resources

Flipgrid Resources to get you started

  1. Sign up with Microsoft or with Google
  2. Create and share a group
  3. Create and share the topic

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Flipgrid for some online activities. Visit the Flipgrid learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with Flipgrid.

Student Resources

Flipgrid Resources to get you started

  1. Join the discussion by entering a join code, clicking on the link, or scanning the QR code
  2. Record and submit your response
  3. View your video in your group or visit https://my.flipgrid.com/
 Training

Licensing

Flipgrid is now a part of Microsoft, and just like Office 365, Flipgrid is free for all educators and students.

Support