In addition to Flip’s privacy and security practices, there are many Flip tools that can help you keep your groups and topics safe.
Tip #1: Use a school email
If you’re an educator, we suggest you encourage your students to use Flip with a school email, Google classroom account, or a Flip username.
Tip #2: Invite students to your group
When you create a group on Flip, they’re automatically set up as “Only people you approve can join.” This means that only students with a link, join code, username, or email domain can join. This setting helps keep your group more private. You can always change this setting to “Anyone with the link can join.”
Tip #3: Set up your topic’s response settings
Topic response settings let you control the way students interact with videos. As an educator, you can select the settings that best align with the interests of your topic and its members. Some of these settings include the ability to turn off attachment links, video likes, and permission to post videos.
Tip 4: Change or schedule your topic status
When you create a topic, you can keep it hidden or active for as long as you want. This lets you prepare your topic before students in your group can find it. You can also set your topic status to “View only” and schedule a start or end date for each status type.
Tip #5: Turn on submission to the educator
When you turn on "Submit to educator,” you can individually approve a student’s videos and comments before they show up in your topics. This gives you an additional layer of security to make sure only content you approve of shows up in your topics. Only you, your co-lead, or the student who submitted the video can review it.