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Flipgrid and Multiple Sections in a Course

I teach 3 different classes across 5 periods and I would like to use Flipgrid in each period.  How do I integrate it in a way that will allow me to create a Grid for each period? I don't want my APUSH, US History and History in Film Courses intermingling their boards I would also like them to be separated by sections.  Can I do this? If so how? 

Also if I can not separate them on the grids by sections, I should be able to see their uploaded assignments in the proper gradebook right? Can I see and grade their video straight from speed grader?



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Hi Margarita, 

Your question sent me on a rabbit hole of discovery to see how to set it up.  Ha, thanks for that. 

So you would have 5 sections of APUSH, 5 sections of US History, and 5 sections of History in Film? Do you have a separate Canvas for each of these class topics? Or, do you have it separated by groups of students and you teach all three class topics to each group of students in the same Canvas class? How the set up will be to do what you want to do depends on that, but the basics are that you have the ability to add more than one Flipgrid integration to each class.

  1. Create all the grids you want in Flipgrid
  2. Open a new window and navigate to class settings on Canvas to the "Apps" and do a search for Flipgrid, click "Add App"
  3. On your Flipgrid account click on "integrations" and find the grid you want to add to the account and copy and paste the consumer key and shared secret into canvas --- MAKE SURE TO change the name to something you can differentiate, as you will be adding more than one Flipgrid to your class. (Flipgrid APUSH - Section 1 - or something like that)
  4. Repeat the process for the different grids you want to add to a specific class (Maybe 5 different sections for each class? )-- it seems Canvas does allow more than one Flipgrid integration in a class Smiley Happy 

Then when making an assignment, you will choose the "external tool" for the submission method--chose the appropriate grid (why it is important to name them), and then in the "Assign To" make sure it is assigned only to the section you want. It should work. 

Just remember to re-name the Flipgrid integration so you can choose the correct "external tool" when assigning a topic submission method in Canvas--the default name is Flipgrid so if you do not rename them you will have many different "Flipgrid" to chose from. When I just tested this and clicked on the "External Tool" I was able to see the different naming to chose from "Flipgrid - Speech 1" "Flipgrid - Speech 2" <-- remember you rename these, I left the Flipgrid there so I knew which kind of external tool it was. 

It will take a little bit to get it set up with the number of classes you have, but it was not hard. Once it is done it should work as you need.

As to your last question yes, you can see--and play-- the videos in the Speech Grader for assessment. I just tried this in my sandbox course as I am setting for next year,  and was able to see the assignment videos for grading, it was wonderful.

I hope this helps,




Thank you so much for this information.  I was wondering why I had 3 flipgrids in my app section.  It's starting to make sense.  How do I rename the flipgrids in the app section?  

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