Anti-social Flipgrid

Submitted 9 months ago
Michael B.
Michael B.
College or university
My Rating

My Take

There should be negative stars, since even one would be an exaggeration. A terrible waste of time, and invitation to habitual frustration. For years, Flipgrid has had problems, losing video responses, announcing that a recording failed to upload... But now, as of 2023, it will not record at all: neither on a state of the art college computer, nor on an older but healthy computer at home, where every other program or app works just fine. Though I can watch the students' videos, in attempting to respond, the camera displays my image, but any attempt to record yields the same obstacle: "Something went wrong. Please refresh the page." And all that does is return me to the student's video, which begins running again.
Moreover, Flipgrid has always had terrible captions, completely useless for another language, and often ridiculously wrong in English.
Our department was one of the last to continue using Flipgrid - most others have switched to the internal Canvas function or Harmonize. We will be doing so as well, and warning others to steer clear of this miserable program.

How I Use It

Students submit videos in Spanish and receive professor's response and suggestions.