Educators can choose Student Email as a permission which requires students to join a Group or Topic with their email address. For a class-only discussion, Educators identify specific student emails and only students with those emails can join the discussion. Educators also have the option to include an email domain, i.e. @student.edu. Email domains can be for a school, a district or even broader and with only the email domain identified, anyone with the Group or Topic join code and that email domain can join the discussion.
Student emails/domains must be managed by Microsoft or Google.
Setting up Student Email Permission
- Log into your free educator account at admin.flipgrid.com
- Select the Actions button to edit your Group or create a new Group.
- Scroll down to the Permissions section. Select Student Email.
- Add your student email(s)
- Add email domains: Give Permission to students with a common email domain. A domain is anything after the @ sign. For example, adding @school.edu would allow any student with that domain to join (they must also have the Join Code). If using email domains, be aware that other class rooms, the entire school or even the school district can have access to the Group or Topic if they have the Join Code.
- Add individual emails: Give Permission to specific email addresses. For example, adding email@example.com would only allow the student with that specific email to join. We recommend to use individual emails when the Topic is set for a specific group of students for a specific classroom conversation.
- Update or create your Group
What's the difference between Topic and Group Permissions?
Share with Students
Students will need to verify their email by logging into their email using Microsoft or Google. Only students with an email that matches the allowed emails in the Permissions setting will be allowed to join.
What if your students don't have student emails? Learn more about Student Username Permission for younger learners to enter a custom Username or easily scan a QR badge.
Want to give Permission to families and friends? You can add a Guest Password for those participants to join! Learn more about Guest Password Permission.