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 Grid you create has a Flip Code, which defaults to random numbers and letters. This Flip Code also creates a URL that you can share with students. As the educator, you decide who you share the Flip Code or URL with.
In addition to the Flip Code, educators select one of three different Grid types during setup. Students/participants must authenticate they have access to the Grid:
- School Email - Students enter the Flip Code and join using Microsoft or Google accounts. Only those with a Microsoft/Google email that match your allowed emails have access to view the student content.
- Student ID - Students enter the Flip Code and input their Student ID. Educators create their list of students and their unique IDs
- Public PLC - Participants need just the Flip Code to view videos. to keep private, you would need to add a password. To record a video, participants authenticate using a Microsoft or Google account. This includes personal Gmail accounts and school accounts.
Finally, educators can choose to moderate videos. This means videos are defaulted to be hidden from anyone else on the Grid 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.”