Canvas: Flip Overview

Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a student engagement and assessment tool that integrates with Canvas. Flip allows students to record and upload short videos. It also allows them to view, react and respond to other's videos. Flip runs inside your web browser, so there is no software to download, install, or update.

Flip is not set-up in your Canvas course by default, but can be set up in a few steps.

Contents:

Important Notes

Flip Setup

Account Setup

Generating a Flip Integration

Adding Flip to a Canvas Course

Creating a Flip Assignment

Further Notes

Flip Support

General Assistance

Automatic Escalation

Copying Flip

Multiple Integrations in Course

Additional Resources

Important Notes

  • For Canvas integration issues contact 1-Help or email [email protected].
  • Refer other issues should to Flip Support
  • Flip should never be listed in course navigation as submissions there will not be tied to Canvas assignments

Flip Setup

Account Setup

If you have not used Flip before, you will need to login to auth.flipgrid.com

  1. Go to auth.flipgrid.com
  2. Use the Google Login and then go through the UMN sign in.
    Flipgrid sign-in screen, options for Google Login, Microsoft Login, or email login.
  3. Finish account set-up by entering your name and date of birth

Generating a Flip Integration

  1. Go to admin.flipgrid.com and log in to your account.
  2. Once logged in, click your account picture in the upper-right.
    Fly-out menu with Profile, Discovery, Activity, Mixtapes, Achievements, GridPals, Help Center, Settings, and Log Out. Settings is highlighted.
  3. Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  4. On the profile page, select Integrations
    Flipgrid profile page with the menu options Account Settings, Social, Default Topic and Integrations listed and with the Integrations highlighted
  5.  On the Integrations page, scroll to the Canvas section and select Add New Integration.
    1. In the window that appears enter the name of the course being setup and then click Create
    2. You must create a separate Flip integration for each course.

      Create a Canvas Integration popup, "Integration Name Select Create for a Consumer Key and Shared Secret to add within your Canvas Dashboard." Text field to enter name. Cancel | Create Create button highlighted
  6. An entry with the name entered will now appear. In this row copy both the Consumer Key and Shared Secret. Safeguard this information as it grants access to you and your students' content.

Adding Flip to a Canvas Course

Note: You must have the Teacher role in a course to create a Flip assignment. 

  1. In a Canvas course, go to Settings and click the Apps tab.
  2. Search for and then select Flip.
  3. For Flip, click +Add App.
  4. Enter your Consumer Key and Shared Secret for your integration in the popup and then click Add App.
    Flipgrid Add App screen with Name, Consumer Key and Shared Secred Fields. Close | Add App buttons with Add App selected.
  5. You will not see Flip listed in your course navigation. To add Flip content follow the steps below in Creating a Flip Assignment and do so through an assignment.

Creating a Flip Assignment

  1. Go to Assignments and click + Assignment.
  2. Enter an Assignment Name
  3. Under Submission Type
    1. Select External Tool as the submission type
    2. Then click Find and in the popup menu select Flip.
  4. Click Select and then Save the assignment.
  5. You will now see your Flip Admin, where you can view and edit your topic.
    1. If this is the first Flip assignment in a course, it will prompt you to create a Course Group. Do so.

Further Notes

In Flip, the Group setting Canvas Only should be enabled

  • This ensures that only students who have been enrolled in the course have access to the content

Instructors must generate a unique Group for each course. In the course that unique Group should then be selected.

Do not list Flip in course navigation. This ensures that all submissions are available in SpeedGrader. This will not remove the tool from assignments. If Flip is listed in course navigation students can submit assignments there and not in an assignment. The submission then will not be tied to a Canvas assignment and instructors will not see the submission if looking for it in Canvas.

Flip Support

General Assistance

For issues with Flip unrelated to Canvas users should be directed to contact Flip Help directly.

Automatic Escalation

Copying Flip

Flip cannot be copied forward if the instructors are NOT the same. If a course with Flip is going to be copied forward and shared with a different instructor, contact 1-Help or email [email protected]

Multiple Integrations in Course

If a previous course with Flip was copied or a course otherwise has multiple instances of Flip in the View App Configurations window, course Teachers should delete all integrations and re-add Flip.

  1. In your course, click Settings
  2. Click the Apps Tab.
  3. Click View App Configuration
    Across the top of the page, the Apps tab is highlighted as is a below and to the right which reads View App Configuration
  4. Find Flip in the list
    Canvas View App Configuration page shown with multiple Flipgrid entries listed.
  5. Click the Gear icon and select Delete
  6. Repeat for each instance of Flip in the list

Additional Resources

TDX ID
3714