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.