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What is it?

Flipgrid is an education-focused platform that allows instructors to create and facilitate video discussions. 

What is its purpose?

The primary purpose of Flipgrid is to allow students and instructors to record and exchange video content. 

How do I use it?

Flipgrid requires users to log in with their e-mail addresses. It is recommended that instructors sign up with their institutional e-mail addresses to make Flipgrid safer and more user-friendly for students. It can be accessed through the Flipgrid Website. The technology works on computers and can also be accessed on mobile devices. The mobile app has to be downloaded for a better experience. 

You can check Minimum Device Requirements and Recommendations for Browser Versions  to see if Flipgrid will work on your device.

On Android devices, the app can be download from Play Store. On iOS devices, it can be downloaded from App Store


Why would I use it?

Instead of writing lengthy notes for announcements and assignment requirements,  instructors can use Flipgrid to record video and audio instructions for a more effective teaching and learning experience. Students can also respond by recording video and audio messages. 

Flipgrid is recommended for the following reasons:

1. Every grid or group you create for a course on Flipgrid comes with a unique grid code shared with the intended participants through any platform.  You can edit the code to simpler or easy-to-remember code.

2. Flipgrid allows you to create multiple groups or course materials under your profile. Therefore, an instructor that teaches more than one course can have unique codes for each of their courses.

3. Under each grid/group, Flipgrid allows you to create as many topics as you want. Each topic or class activity also has a unique code through which students can access them directly.

4. Like on Youtube, resources on Flipgrid can be shared by copying their embed code into course shells on Brightspace. Therefore, every modification on the Flipgrid website will also be effective on Brightspace. 


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10 November 2021
05 April 2021
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Ratings Information

CITL Rating

Select any category below for details about the criteria for each rating.

Functionality: ★★★
Works Well. The tool can accommodate as many participants as possible. The general class is usually called a 'group'. Also, subgroups can be created by creating topics under a group and sharing a unique join code to a particular set of participants to restrict access to the subgroup.
Ease of Use:★★★
Works Well. The tool has an easy-to-navigate interface with extensive support information to help the user.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Instructors):★★☆
Minor Concerns. Minor Concern: No campus-wide technical support is available.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Students):★★☆
Minor Concerns. Minor Concern: No campus-wide technical support is available.
Hypermediality :★★★
Works Well. This tool allows instructors and students to communicate via audio, video, text, and emojis.
Accessibility: ★★★
Accessibility Standards:★★★
Works Well. Options like closed-captioning, Immersive Reader, student-generated transcripts, text with video, voice-over and screen reader technology, navigation by keyboard, changeable font styles and sizes are in place to accommodate all kinds of users.
User-focused participation:★★★
Works Well. The tool has a variety of adaptive options to accommodate a diverse group of users.
Required Equipment:★★★
Works Well. Specialized equipment is not required to use the tool.
Technical: ★★★
Integration/Embedding within a Learning Management System (LMS) :★★★
Works Well. The tool can be embedded as an object into an LMS via HTML code, and the functionality of the tool is maintained.
Operating Systems:★★★
Works Well. Users with any up-to-date operating system can use the tool effectively.
Web Browser:★★★
Works Well. Users with any up-to-date web browser can utilize the tool effectively.
Additional Technical Requirements:★★★
Works Well. There is no need to download additional software or browser extensions to effectively use the tool.
Mobile Design: ★★☆
Works Well. The tool is available for use on Android and iOS.
Minor Concerns. Core features of the main tool are functional on the mobile app, but most mobile users complain of some technical glitches which are not reported by desktop users.
Offline Access:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. The tool does not work without the internet.
Usage and Account Set Up: ★★☆
Sign Up/Sign In:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. Users must create an account with Flipgrid, and their work email is preferred to set up the account.
Cost of Use:★★★
Works Well. The tool is available free of charge.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data :★★☆
Minor Concerns. Archiving, saving, importing, and exporting content is possible but may be limited in that content might not be shared in a different format from which it was created or uploaded.
Data Privacy and Ownership:★★★
Works Well. Content creators (instructors) have the right of ownership of their content and can determine who will be able to see the content.
Social Presence: ★★☆
Collaboration :★★☆
Minor Concerns. The tool has the capacity to support a community of learning through asynchronous but not synchronous opportunities for communication, interactivity, and transfer of meaning between users.
User Accountability:★★☆
Minor Concerns. Instructors cannot control learner anonymity because any student (or a member of a group) who has the unique access code to a topic may share it with other people. However, since all users must sign up with their email addresses, there could be a solution for holding learners accountable for their actions.
Minor Concerns. Learners' familiarity with the tool is likely mixed. It is not very popular like other trendy tools.
Teaching Presence: ★★☆
Serious Concerns. Content is shared asynchronously, and the instructor might not be present with learners to monitor, manage or engage them in an activity.
Minor Concerns. Customization of the tool is largely dependent on the type of content.
Learning Analytics:★★★
Works Well. Content shared by learners can be used to assess or monitor their performance.
Cognitive Presence: ★★☆
Enhancement of Cognitive Task(s):★★☆
Minor Concerns. The tool enables functional improvement to engagement in the targeted cognitive task(s), however, this can also be achieved through Brightspace, independent of this tool.
Higher Order Thinking:★★☆
Minor Concerns. The tool may engage learners in higher-order thinking skills (given significant consideration to design, facilitation, and direction from the instructor), depending on the efforts of the instructor.
Feedback on Learning:★★★
Works Well.

Security and Privacy

This service is not offered by Memorial University and has not been reviewed by Information Management and Protection. When a video is uploaded, it is visible to anyone who joins the Group or Topic as permitted by the Discussion Owner. Also, Discussion Owners (Instructors) choose whether or not they permit Users to link content to external sites.

Support Information

Frequently Asked Questions and answers to these questions and an extensive list of support resources can be accessed any time through the Flipgrid Help Center.