Getting Started: Educators

As an educator of a group, you can invite students to respond with videos, audios, and comments. 

Important: If you're a student, make sure to join Flip by using a join method given by your educator. Learn more about how to use Flip as a student and join groups.

Step 1:  Sign up to create groups

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  1. Go to and log in.
  2. At the top right, click Signup.
  3. Enter your date of birth, and country or region. Enter this information accurately as it helps us confirm you're an adult. We won't save this information.
  4. Choose Sign Up with Microsoft, Sign Up with Google, or Sign Up with Apple.
  5. Choose an email.
    • Important:
      • If you're going to use Flip for your school or organization, use the email provided by them to sign up.
      • If you've logged in to your Microsoft, Google, or Apple account on the same browser, you'll find that email listed as an option to create an account.
  6. Click Create account.


Step 2: Create a group

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. At the left, click + Group > Create a group Group__empty_.png
  3. To continue, you must select a group type:
    • For example: select Classroom
      • Then select a level. You can choose from "Ages 3-10 (PreK - Elementary), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14-18 (High school), Vocational/Technical, University, or All ages." 
    • Clubs and Organizations
    • Friends and Family
    • Professional Development
    • Create my own
      Important: You cannot edit your group's type after you've created it.
  4. Update your group's details.
    • In the text box, enter a group name.
    • If you want to change the randomly selected group theme image, you can select from Featured, Art, Nature, People, Textures, or Image Upload your own image.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Choose how to share your group and/or edit your Share.png Invite link (by clicking "edit"). You can invite anyone to join your group by sending them a link or join code:
    • Anyone with the link can join: Anyone who has the join code or link can join the group, regardless of whether you added them as a student.
    • Only people you approve: If someone tries to join your group, and you didn’t add them as a student through their email, domain, or Google Classroom, you can approve or deny their request to join. This is the default setting selected.
    • Other ways to add people: You can choose from these additional ways to add people including Google Classroom, Email addresses or domain, or Add usernames. 
  7. Your group is created. You can click the X.png to close this window and continue working in your group.

Learn more details about how to create a group

Step 3: Share your group

Students can join your group with a join code, link, username, or guest password.

  1. When you create a group, you'll find options to share it with:
    • A join code
    • A join link
    • On Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, an Email address or domain
    • A QR code
  2. After you create a group, you can click on the Share.png Share button group on the right side and find options to share it.

Learn more about how to share your groups and topics.

Step 4: Create a topic in a group

In your group, you'll find 3 suggested topics titled "Weekly Check-In", "General" and "Introductions".

You can use them or create new topics that are tailored to the interests of your group.

  1. Next to Topics.png Topic Copilot, click  Add__Plus_in_square_.png Add topic.
  2. Include a title and description. Change settings if applicable.
  3. Click Create topic.

Learn more about how to create and customize a topic.

Learn how to use our AI powered Topic Copilot to generate ideas for topics.

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