Educators have a number of options to make sure student videos are only seen between the educator and their students. Educators even have the ability to hide videos from students using moderation.
Every Topic or Group an educator creates has a unique Join Code, which defaults to random numbers and letters. This Join Code also creates a Join Link that educators can share with students. As the educator, you decide who you share the Join Code or Link with.
In addition to the Join Code, educators select one of three different Permission types during setup. Students and participants must log into using the correct information to open the Topic:
- School Email - Students enter the Join Code or Link and join using Microsoft or Google accounts. Only those with a Microsoft/Google email that matches the educator's approved emails can open the Topic.
- Student Usernames - Students enter the Join Code or Link and input their Student Username, which is created and assigned by the educator.
- Public - Participants only need the Join Code or Link to view videos. To record a video, participants must log in using a Microsoft or Google account. This includes personal Gmail accounts and school accounts. This option is recommended for adult communities only.
- Guest Password - Educators can invite family, peers, or other communities to join a Topic by entering a password once they've opened the Join Code or Link.
Educators can choose to moderate videos on their Topics. This means videos are defaulted to be hidden from anyone else on the Topic and only visible to the educator. The educator can choose to make those visible or keep them hidden.
Student Privacy Pledge
Flipgrid's privacy terms (legal.flipgrid.com) already outline our industry-leading privacy and security commitments supported by the team at Microsoft. We are used by educators throughout the world and the privacy of your student data is very important to us, including COPPA and FERPA student privacy laws. We do not sell student data or share it with any marketers. At any time, your teachers can delete a student video and it is permanently deleted. We abide by the Student Privacy Pledge, which pledges us to “Not collect, maintain, use or share student personal information beyond that needed for authorized educational/school purposes.”