Educators who want to have discussions and engage with their other communities can use Public Access. Public Access allows participants to join by simply having the Join Code or Link. There are no additional passwords needed to view the Topic or Group. Public Access should not be used with students and should be adult communities only. For students, educators should allow access using Student Emails or Student Usernames.
Setting up Public access
- Log into your free educator account at admin.flipgrid.com
- Select the Actions button to edit your Topic or Group or create a new Topic or Group
- Scroll down to the Access Control section. Select Public
- Anyone with the link or Join Code can view the Topic or Group.
- In order to record a video, participants must log into a Microsoft or Google-managed email.
- Flipgrid recommends participants be 16+ years old or have parental permission to participate in Public Topics or Groups.
What's the difference between setting up Topic versus Group access?
Groups and Topics can have their own access controls. Students can join a discussion by accessing a Topic directly, or by accessing a Group and selecting from all the Topics within the Group.
When sharing access to the Topic directly, students must meet the access control defined for the Topic. Topic Join Codes and Links are usually a random mixture of letters and numbers. Example: https://flipgrid.com/a591dc5d
When sharing access to the Group, students must meet the access control defined for the Group. Students who join the Group can then access any of the Topics within the Group, regardless of the access controls specified on the Topic level. Group Join Codes and Links are commonly customized by the educator to make it easy for learners to join. Example: https://flipgrid.com/FGrid3567
Keep in mind, when setting a Public Group, all Topics are accessible through the link, regardless of the individual Topic access controls!
Share with Participants
Participants will need to verify their identity to record a video by logging into a Microsoft or Google-managed email account.
Do your students have a school email? Learn more about School Email for another Grid type with additional privacy.
Do your students not have emails? Learn more about Student ID for younger learners.
Flipgrid can be used with students of all ages but there are some requirements to follow, including for Public Topics and Groups. Learn more here.