What is Flipgrid?
Flipgrid is a video discussion tool.
What does that mean?
Flipgrid allows students to use video or text as responses to the topic of a discussion. This is a digital forum where rich interactions can take advantage of the cameras and screens we carry around with our phones and on our laptops. It has an easy-to-use small suite of video tools to enable students to engage with discussion topics.
Where and How do I access it?
Flipgrid can be used via a Canvas Integration or Directly from the Flipgrid website.
Canvas Integration and Using the Flipgrid Website both require creating an account via the Flipgrid website before use.
Where can I find general training or instructions?
For Wake Forest College Faculty, your ITG can provide basic training to use Flipgrid. Specialists on teams around the college can assist in course development or advanced uses of Flipgrid if this is not your ITG Member’s specialty.
For all other Faculty and Staff at WFU outside of academic departments in the College, please reach out to the Bridge Service Desk to be connected with a specialist.
⚠ Technology platforms change rapidly. The following videos are curated to give brief overviews and may not provide sufficient instructions to use Flipgrid. Some features may differ from videos or no longer be available. Please contact an ITG for personalized training or updated resources.
The Tips and Tricks
Flipgrid Custom Media Live
Flipgrid allows custom media (images) to be uploaded and moved around live during recording. This could be used for creating animations or showing how things interact.
Edit Custom Media
Flipgrid allows re-sizing, horizontal flipping, and rotation of custom media and stickers.
Above is an example after duplicating and horizontal flipping a piece of custom media.
Flipgrid Pause and Resume
Switch to a Different Camera
In this age of Zoom and remote learning, we’ve added external webcams and sometimes even document cameras to our laptops. Flipgrid makes it easy to switch to a different camera. Combine with the “pause and resume” technique to smoothly use multiple cameras in the same video!
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Please contact your ITG Member for additional assistance and learning opportunities with Flipgrid and all other instructional technology.