Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of
Online Flashcards, like this:
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Want to Make Your Own Set of Flashcards?
Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template
- Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
- Edit the Flashcards text. Enter as many terms as you want.
- Name your set of flashcards by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet
- Go to File, Publish to the Web
, then click Publish.
- Copy the link under the Link tab.
Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link
- Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
- Paste the link in the light green cell (A3) to get the link to your Flippity Flashcards.
Step 4: Click, Bookmark, and Share
- Click on the Flippity.net link to view your Flippity flashcards.
- Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
- Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to view your flashcards.
- Tell your friends and colleagues about Flippity.net.
Are Flippity flashcards free?
- Yes, but they are supported by ads.
What if I have to make changes to my cards?
- Make sure Automatically republish when changes are made is checked, then go ahead and make changes to your Google Spreadsheet.
- Your changes will automatically be reflected in the Flippity.net cards, no need to get a new link.
Will this work on any computer?
- It's been tested on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Are my flashcards private?
- Technically, no, because you've published your spreadsheet.
- How many people view your flashcards depends entirely on how widely you publicize them.
What if I want to delete my flashcards?
- Simply click Stop publishing under File, Publish to the Web…
- Or delete your spreadsheet altogether.
How do I get pictures on the cards?
- Just paste the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web in the appropriate cell.
- URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", or ".jpeg".
- (Sorry, using images saved to your Google Drive won't work.)
- Images are automatically resized to 220 pixels high.
- Smaller images load quicker.
- (Be sure you have the legal right to use each image.)
How do I embed YouTube videos?
- Simply paste the YouTube "Share this video" link in the appropriate cell.
Can I embed audio recordings?
- Yes, by using Vocaroo.com. Record or upload your audio and click "Save."
- Copy the link you see under "Sharing options" and paste it in the appropriate cell.
- (The link should look like this: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hjIx1Etnc9.)
- (Vocaroo recordings expire after a few months.)
Can I modify the text on my cards in any way?
- You may include basic HTML tags (but incorrect coding may cause problems).
- (W3schools has many great tutorials on HTML, including how to make links.)
Is there a Flippity app?
- No, but you don't need one. Flippity works on smartphone web browsers.
- (A good QR code reader app will help people find your flashcards.)
Does Flippity work without an Internet connection?
sort of. Once the flashcard page is loaded it no longer needs a connection.
- You can save a local copy (which you can later open offline) from most browsers by using Control + S.
- You can also use apps like Offline Reader (iOS) and Save This Page (Android) for mobile devices.
- (Images and fonts will not display properly without a connection.)
Why aren't my flashcards working?
- In descending order of likelihood:
- You deleted or altered text in blue cells.
- Your school district's policies are preventing you from publicly publishing Google docs.
- You didn't copy the right link (under "Get a link to the published data").
- You didn't start with the correct Flippity template.
- Your browser is having issues. Clear your cache and reload.
- Google Apps is having issues (Check here: http://www.google.com/appsstatus).
- The Internet is down.
How do I contact you?