Set up access to your group

If you're able to create groups, to expand your Flip community, you can also create topics and invite students.

When you create a new group, you should decide if you'd like students to join with an email or a username. You can change this setting after you've created a group on web, but once you've selected an option, you can no longer change it.

Tip: Learn more about how to invite more students to your groups after you create them.

Step 1: Invite students to join with an email or username

Decide if you'd like students to join your group with an email or a username created by you. 

Invite by email
This option will request students to sign in with an email. Their email must be connected to Google, Microsoft, or Apple. Learn more about emails allowed for use on Flip
Add usernames

This option doesn't require that students sign in with a Microsoft or Google email. That also means that students won't have the ability to save videos to their profile or post later to a group or topic.

Once you set up group with the "Add usernames" invite method, you must remain with this option and can't change how students join your group.

Step 2: Set up access to your group

This setting makes your group as public or private as you want. Regardless of which invite method you choose, this setting can either let potential students immediately access your group or ask them to request approval. 

  • Option 1: Anyone can join
    Anyone with the link can is able to join your group. 
  • Option 2: Only people you approve
    Only students invited through Google Classroom, a username, guest password, or added with an email or domain are able to join. 

Learn more about who can join with your link here

Step 3: Make changes after you create your group

Change access to your group

After you create a group, on web, you can change your invite method. On mobile, you can only change your link settings and blocked students. 

Important: Once you set up group with the "Add usernames" invite method, you must remain with this option and can't change how students join your group.

Web Browser Mobile Application
  1. Go to info.flip.com and log in.
  2. At the left, in your groups home, select the group you want to add students.
    • To add students to a new group: On the left, click +Group > Create a group Group__empty_.png
  3. At the bottom right of the group's cover image, click Share Share.png.
  4. In the "Share group?" box, select how students can join your group.
  5. At the top right, click Close X.png.

Invite students by email or domain

When you add students by email, this lets you send them an invitation directly to their inbox. 

  1. In the bottom, tap Groups Groups.png.
  2. Select the group you just created. Then, tap Students Members.png.
  3. Tap Invite Students > Email.
  4. In the text box, enter an email or domain.
    • You can add students to your group by their individual email (name@example.com) or by an organization domain (@example.com).
    • Any students you add directly are able to join the group automatically, regardless of your Join code or link setting.
  5. To add the email or domain, tap Add Add__Plus_in_circle_.png.
  6. After you add all emails or domains, in the top right, tap Done.

Learn more about how to add students by email or domain.

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