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Flip (Grid)

What is Flip?

Flip (formerly known as Flipgrid) is a tool that can facilitate simple video discussions, where students can post videos of themselves responding to an instructor’s prompt. Like a traditional discussion board, Flip uses threaded discussions, where participants can respond in a video or text-based format to any of their classmates.

Flip feels and functions a lot like a social media messaging app; students can add filters, frames, annotations, and several other effects before finalizing and submitting their video. They can produce lengthier, edited videos or just record a simple video of themselves talking. The nice thing about Flip is that it is relatively easy to use for both teachers and students, it can be fully integrated into Canvas, and it is available for use in all courses at UNF.

From the Publisher

Flip is a free app from Microsoft where educators create safe, online groups for students to express their ideas asynchronously in short video, text, and audio messages. 84% of Flip educators say their students were more engaged after using the app.


  • Create groups to control who has access and what they can see.
  • Post text or video topics for students to respond to.
  • Encourage peer-to-peer learning and discussion through likes and comments.
  • Celebrate student achievements and creativity.

LMS Integration

Flip can integrate with Canvas offering options for grade synchronization. CIRT strongly recommends reaching out to an instructional designer in CIRT to help set up this LTI integration, particularly if it is your first time using it. 


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Support Docs
from CIRT

Supplementary to Flip’s Official Support Center, CIRT has created the following support documents related to this app: