Flipgrid for Students

Your instructor may be using Flipgrid for your class.  Here are steps to access this tool, as well as guidelines for using it.

This video provides you a quick overview before you read the detailed steps below:

Browser Compatibility

Do not use Flipgrid with the Safari internet browser.

Logging in to Flipgrid

Use netid@uvm.edu to log in.

Use your NetID not a first.last email alias. Med students should use their @uvm.edu domain email addresses to log in to Flipgrid.

  1. Click on the provided URL to the Flipgrid OR download the Flipgrid app (iOS or Android) and enter the Flipcode provided by your instructor.
  2. Click Log in with Microsoft
  3. Enter your UVM email address in this format: NetID@uvm.edu.
  4. Acknowledge the permissions
  5. Login with your UVM credentials

Recording and Responding to Videos

Allowing Browser Access to Your Device

You may need to allow Flipgrid to access your camera and microphone within your browser.

Using Alternate Devices

You can also record a video on your computer, phone, or tablet and upload it to Flipgrid.

  1. Record a new video by clicking the red recording circle.
  2. If your instructor wants you to record your screen (such as to record a presentation and talk about a slidedeck), be sure to use a laptop or desktop with the Chrome or Edge browser, as indicated in the linked article.
  3. Respond to a classmate by watching their video and clicking the add a comment button.
  4. After recording your video (and before it posts), you’ll be prompted to take a selfie (use your camera to take a picture of yourself). You could also upload an image of yourself instead. And you will be asked to edit your display name (which defaults to first name + last initial), an optional link to accompany your video, and an optional title. Once these steps are complete, you can officially “Submit Video.”

Captions & Immersive Reader

Captions

Captions will be auto-generated, although it may take a few hours for them to show up. Flipgrid’s autocaptions are not 100% accurate. The quality of the captions will be influenced by several factors. Try to record your video in a small space with limited background noise. Speak clearly. And notify your instructor if your captions are erroneous; instructors can edit the captions for videos (students cannot). These corrections are important to provide access for people who rely on captions to understand the content of videos.

Immersive Reader

Flipgrid includes Immersive Reader, an accessibility tool that allows you to listen to the transcript of a video, read it line-by-line, change the font size, or adjust spacing between words.

Getting Help

For additional assistance and questions, visit the Flipgrid Help Center.

Updated on August 25, 2020

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