Detailed Flipgrid Instructions
On camera, make sure you start each video by saying your name. For example, “Hi, this is Matthew Koehler, and today I’m talking about …. ”
After you record your video, there are a couple of fields to fill out. Make sure you pay particular attention to how we use these fields in the capstone course:
- First Name – Put in your first name.
- Last Name – Put in your last name.
- Email – This is optional, but if you give your email address you will be able to delete or update this video by yourself without instructor intervention.
- Title – Give your video a descriptive title (e.g., “my awesome resumé page”, “need help with Weebly formatting!”, etc.).
- Link – Give the full link to the website or page you created for this assignment so that others can visit it and provide feedback to you.
App for your Phone
There is a Flipgrid app for your phone that you may wish to use instead. Visit the appropriate app store for your phone to download it.
The app may have several advantages over using your computer, in that if you wish to discuss something you see on screen, it is easy to film the screen with your phone and point to what you’re talking about.
If you do use your phone, you will be prompted to “enter a code” to get to the right Flipgrid. The code for our class is “msu_capstone”. The password is “GoSparty” (capital “G” capital “S”)
Flipgrid does require Flash installed on your computer. It also requires a working camera and microphone—these are things you would need for the exhibition and tech check or office half-hours anyway. Consider using your phone if you don’t have one on your desktop. If you have problems beyond simply installing Flash, a camera, and a microphone, try the excellent Flipgrid support page, or contact us.