FlipGrid in Canvas


Flipgrid is a social video, audio, and text discussion tool that allows instructors and students to easily create short videos. Faculty can use FlipGrid to support interaction in ways that may heighten social presence particularly in classes that are exploring blended, hybrid, and online modalities.

This article documents how to use the FlipGrid LTI app in Canvas. If you are interested in using FlipGrid outside of Canvas, please visit the FlipGrid article.

Get Started


To use FlipGrid in Canvas, faculty create assignments in Canvas that use the FlipGrid external tool. Before creating assignments, faculty must activate FlipGrid for use in their courses. Faculty can activate FlipGrid in their Canvas course by following these instructions. Please note that the activation step requires faculty to log in using the Microsoft option and your Middlebury email address; if you use a personal email address, it will not properly connect to Canvas.

Links to Instructions

Getting Started with FlipGrid

FlipGrid Help Center

Data Privacy in FlipGrid

How students can remove their work from the tool at the end of the semester

Students may only have access to request removal of their work as long as they have access to the Middlebury account that they linked to the service. For this reason, we recommend that students consider what they want to do with work shared via FlipGrid at the end of each semester.

Grid Owners should be sure to review the Instructor Data Stewardship Do’s and Don’ts prior to setting up and using their grids with students.

How students can access and retain content contained in the tool

We advise paying particular attention to how info is shared, and how students can remove their data from the tool to either delete it, or take it with them when they graduate. In particular, Flipgrid places the burden of data privacy on the grid owner. This means that videos posted on a grid remain there indefinitely or until the grid owner deletes the grid. So, being up front with students about the data (video and text) being shared in this environment and how you will steward it when the class is over would be a proactive step that takes advantage of the platform’s affordances while also respecting students’ digital footprint.

Need help?

For technical support for FlipGrid in Canvas, search the ITS Knowledge Base or submit a help ticket here.

For pedagogical support for FlipGrid in Canvas, schedule a consultation with a DLINQ team member.