We're super excited to introduce you to the new and improved Flipgrid! We've taken all of your ideas to help improve the experience. We know change can be hard so we're to help navigate these changes with you!
We've made Topics easier for you to create with only two steps: Create your Topic and choose who has access. All you need is a Topic to start quick discussions - you don't need to create a Grid (now known as a Group) first.
Groups are the new Grids. Previously, Grids determined who had access to the Topics, and all Topics needed to be included in a Grid. We're replacing Grids with Groups and making it easier for you to organize and share a collection of Topics with a Group of learners. Groups have similar features to Grids - you can add CoPilots and more!
For our current educators, Grids will be replaced Groups and all your Topics will remain the same. Groups will automatically inherit the previous access settings you set for your Grids.
Sharing with students
Educators can share access to their Topics or Groups using School Emails, Student Usernames, or a Join Code.
- School Emails - You can share access to learners with a common email domain, such as anyone that has an @flipgrid.com email domain, or individual email addresses, such as email@example.com.
- Student Usernames - Previously called Student IDs, educators can create unique Student Usernames for their learners to join.
- Guest Passwords - New to Flipgrid, educators can now invite families and friends to join by creating a password for learners to join!
Topics or Groups can be accessed by any guest or family member who has the Join Code or link. Participants must log in to a Google or Microsoft managed email account to record video responses.
Educators can choose to share individual Topics directly, or they can simply share a Group that will easily facilitate access to all Topics within it.
Can a Topic be added to multiple Groups? Currently, a Topic can only be associated with one Group or can be shared on its own.
How do I associate a Topic to a Group? In Discussions, any Topic not already added to a Group will have the option to Add to Group in the Group column. Select the button to add the Topic to a Group.
What's the best way to create a Group? Flipgrid offers more flexibility for educators to get their discussions started faster by sharing a single Topic. However, as educators create more and more Topics, they can create a Group them together to share with students. We recommend creating a few Topics before creating a Group.
Can a Topic be moved to another Group? Topics can be moved from one Group to another. Once a Topic is associated with a Group, it cannot be set as an individual Topic, but can still be shared using the Topic Join Code.
Can I add individual emails? Yes! Educators can now add individual email addresses for School Email access. They can even be combined with email domains.