FlipGrid is a video-based web discussion platform that instructors and students can use within their Canvas sites to conduct discussions. This app works much like Canvas' built-in discussion tool, except users make video recordings of themselves for their discussion posts instead of typing out written discussion posts and responses to others' posts.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLIPGRID?
- Use with Canvas:
Easy integration into Canvas courses.
- Engaging Platform:
Offer your students a more intimate, engaging peer-to-peer discussion experience than a traditional discussion forum. It's also a great discussion and video sharing forum. Students can give each other video or text comments, making interactions more convenient and organic.
- Device Availability:
Available on any device, anywhere: laptops, Chromebooks, tablets (Microsoft Surface, iPad, and others), and other mobile devices (iPhones and any Android devices). FlipGrid has a free Windows 10 app, iOS app, and Android app.
- No Special Accounts Required for Students:
Students do not need to create FlipGrid accounts. Once a Canvas course is integrated to the instructor's FlipGrid account, students and instructors will only need to access the app through Canvas.
The introductory video below covers the basics of using FlipGrid in Canvas, including how to install FlipGrid in your Canvas site, creating FlipGrid discussion assignments, and grading FlipGrid assignments in SpeedGrader. You can also refer to Flipgrid's Canvas Integration for FlipGrid resource for directions to install FlipGrid in your Canvas site.
Note: You must create a separate FlipGrid integration for each Canvas course.
The "how-to" video below covers the basics of using FlipGrid within Canvas for student users.