Flipgrid: August 2015 Online Learning Webinar

by Christine Scherer

The first topic in our Online Learning Webinar series was Flipgrid, a video collaboration tool created and pioneered at the University of Minnesota. Flipgrid allows instructors to interact with students through short and informative self-created video clips. The goal of Flipgrid is to boost community and collaboration.

On Wednesday, Kevin Soran of Flipgrid presented the tool to interested faculty through an Adobe Connect session. A recording of the session can be viewed here.

Additionally, the Distance Learning team created a publicly available Canvas site and embedded a Flipgrid to showcase the tool and to allow faculty to test the platform. We invite you to visit the site and post a response to the grid.

If you are interested in piloting Flipgrid in your classroom, please reach out to us distanceeducation@northwestern.edu. Look for the next Online Learning Webinar in the first week of September. Check this site later in the month for more information on the topic and specifics.

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