Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a video discussion tool instructors can embed in a Blackboard course.

Instructors use Flip to build discussion around shared media: recorded, uploaded, and linked videos, photos, GIFs, emoji, and even files and activities from other apps. Instructors and students view and respond to each others’ contributions by adding video, audio, and comments.

Members of the UA community have free access to Flip through our Microsoft Office 365 license.

Teaching with Flip

To get started, visit the Flip site . Select Sign up, then select Sign up with Microsoft, then enter your ua.edu or crimson.ua.edu email address and password.

Getting Started with Flip for Instructors (Leads)

Flip Educator Toolkit

Flip Blog

Flexing Flip – There’s More to Flip than Intro Discussions (A pdf of Idea starters and help resources.).

Flip Guides and Resources

Step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Student Resources

Flip for Members

Instructor Resources

Flip for Leads

TROUBLESHOOT –  Video File Upload Errors

If you receive an error when uploading a video to Flip, start by reviewing the video file size.

  1. You can’t upload a video longer than the topic’s recording time limit.
  2. The maximum size of an import for an imported file is 500 mb.

Flip provides helpful information on their Import or upload a video page.

Flip Support

Technical and access issues

Members of the UA community have free access to Flip through our Microsoft Office 365 license. For login and other access issues, contact the IT Service Desk . For other Flip needs, contact CIT.

UA Online instructors and students should contact UA Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Flip and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.

Flip Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Flip and other UA instructional technologies.

Empower Every Voice with Flip(grid) – A webinar recorded 2021 specifically for UA presented by Ann Kozma of Flipgrip (now called Flip).

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Flip Events

Getting Started with Flip and other training sessions from Flip.