What is Flipd?
Flipd uses behavioral economics to nudge students to pay better attention by encouraging them to remain off of their phones. Flipd also provides educators with powerful data and tools they can use to take attendance, send class messages, make more informed teaching decisions and ultimately improve long-term engagement.
How Flipd works
- At the beginning of your lesson, students are notified to Flip Off their devices. Students will then begin logging their Flipd time and can also submit an attendance code for the lesson.
- Until the end of class, students make the conscious and intentional choice to remain off of their phones by using Flipd.
- If at any point a student decides to check their phone, Flipd will remind them to return to a Flipd Off state. If the student chooses not to re-enable Flipd, their phone will be accessible and the student will be aware that they've made the decision to use their phone during class.
- After class is over, a detailed report is sent to your Dashboard and to the student, illustrating how much time they were engaged during the lecture, the attendance code that was submitted, and other metrics Flipd is tracking. This data will help you gain valuable lecture insights around engagement and participation.
Below is the in-app experience for students. Read more about it here.
How to Get Started
1. Register a new account
- If you're new to the Flipd dashboard, visit flipdapp.co/educators and select Get Free Account, or My Account for existing customers.
- For newly registered customers, sign in with your full name and an email address that you use often, in case we need to send you important notifications or reports to your inbox.
2. Browse the sample class
- Once logged in, you can browse the sample "Flipd 101" class to see how the dashboard works.
- Feel free to explore all of the features such as Attendance, Messages, Student Data, and Polling to get a better understanding of your dashboard.
Flipd 101 is a sample class, and yours will look similar as your semester progresses.
3. Create your first class
- Inside your registered Flipd account, select Create a Class in the left navigation bar. Follow the three steps to go through a class creation flow.
- It's important that you enter your class information correctly, including the time of day and day(s) of the week that this class meets. Flipd will only track your class based on the information you provide, so if it is incorrect, there may be some confusion with your class.
- Once you've successfully created a class, you'll receive a unique Class Code for that class. This 5-digit code will be required in order for your students to join the class.
4. Implement Flipd in your course
When you've registered, created a class, and received your new class code, it's time for your students to join your class.
- To ensure a smooth implementation, we recommend adding relevant Flipd information into your syllabus.
- We also recommend reading through the Student Getting Started Guide to have your own understanding of how the user experience works.
5. Understanding the Flipd dashboard
- In each class Overview, the data illustrates patterns and trends around engagement and participation throughout the semester.
- If you're wondering if one lecture had lower engagement than another, or attendance was down one week, you'll easily see these insights on the Overview.
This graph indicates a drop in attendance and engagement on October 11. If this was a test day, you may choose to exclude that date from your Live Sessions.
6. Viewing Student Data
- You can search and view specific student data and summary reports that are relevant to each class session.
- For example, the sample student below struggled in the middle of the semester, then picked it back up later on.
Mackenzie (sample student) ended her semester attending 21 out of 24 classes and spending 90% of class time Flipd Off.
7. Taking attendance
- With Flipd, you can quickly take attendance in a fun and creative way which has been found to increase attendance rates and engagement by as much as 20% in some classes.
- In your Live Sessions for each class, create a unique attendance code that's a word, phrase, or number that's relevant to the specific lecture.
- Read more about using Flipd Attendance here.
In this example, the attendance code for the Sep 3 class is Consciousness. In order to check in, students will need to Flip Off their devices first, and then enter this code.
8. Deliver a Pop Quiz to their device
With Flipd, you can quiz your students with a single multiple-choice-style question that they must answer within 24-hours after the lesson. This feature lets you:
- ask questions connecting to the lecture that just occurred
- ask questions relevant to the next lecture
- pose more thought-provoking questions that require deeper exploration after class
9. Send Messages and track views
- Use Flipd Messages to send important messages to your class and keep track of how many students are reading them.
- You can use Messages to send short and long-form messages to their devices, including everything from brief announcements and notifications, to articles, links, and a variety of different materials that can be easily consumed on your students' devices.
- Read more about Flipd Messages here.
Quickly send all types of messages, from articles to reminders, directly to their device with Flipd Messages.
9. Export your data to award points
- Many instructors use Flipd to allocate extra credit or points.
- To do this easily, select the Export button on the Student Data section of the class to export the data to a CSV.
- You can do this multiple times throughout the duration of the course for the most up-to-date data.
- Once downloaded, you can also upload a CSV to an LMS like Canvas or Blackboard.
- Read more about exporting your data
Here's how to quickly export student data from your classes.