What is Flip?

Flip is a video discussion tool for engagement and community building. Teachers create a “Topic” (a video or text prompt) and share it with students, who can respond with video posts. Video responses can be recorded as many times as needed before uploading, and can optionally include filters, stickers, text, drawings and more.

Flip is already integrated with Canvas - you can use it in assignments and it can be used with SpeedGrader (more instructions below).

Flip was previously known as Flipgrid.

Why teach with Flip?

  • Flip is good for getting to know people — students can see their classmates, and you can see your students beyond just their uploaded Canvas profile picture.

  • Students can articulate ideas with planned responses. This can reduce the pressure of answering in class or on the spot since students can re-record responses.

  • Video discussions help foster community in your course

  • It’s good for informal discussion and enlivening a Canvas course. Students engage with each other with video replies instead of typical text-based responses like Canvas Discussions.

  • Students can be creative with recording video by including optional filters, stickers, drawings, etc.


Getting started with Flip

UCSC Flip Instructions

Setting up Flip in Canvas

Canvas Flip LTI FAQs


Questions about Flip? Need help setting it up? Email online@ucsc.edu.