Good news for OneNote fans! Microsoft announced that the free web app for OneNote will use Flipgrid as a default video recording tool.
The tech giant plans to extend the service to other platforms as well.
Teachers and students can use Flipgrid to record their videos within OneNote. They can also directly embed them into their notes starting fall 2020.
Microsoft’s Product Manager Mike Tholfson announced the news on his official Twitter account.
BIG NEWS! Last night we announced that the Flipgrid video camera ? will be the default video recording tool in #OneNote ?? Ss and Ts can record & embed a ?
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) June 25, 2019
Microsoft acquired Flipgrid last year in June. Flipgrid is a popular video-based platform that is used by millions of students around the world. The tool encourages students of all ages to participate in discussions.
The concept is pretty interesting. Teachers post questions and topics to start a discussion among the students of a class or school.
Teachers can update the topics pages by attaching relevant documents and files for students. Students participate in those discussions by recording and uploading their short videos.
They can also view videos uploaded by others and respond to them. Flipgrid aims to help learners by providing a platform to discuss their experiences and thoughts with people around the world.
Flipgrid also offers iOS or Android apps that are integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs. Students use these apps to work together on events and projects.
It looks like Microsoft is finally focusing on its education services and platforms. Recently the company has announced various new updates for OneNote, Minecraft Education Edition and others.
The Redmond giant has also announced FlipgridAR. Users can use this brand new augmented reality feature to print QR code stickers. Interestingly, these stickers support voice and video recording in Augmented Reality.
What do you think about Flipgrid’s integration in OneNote? Let us know in the comments section below.
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