Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to Yellowdig (6 mins.)

    • Quick tour of the platform

    • Join the Yellowdig Instructor Support Community (YISC)

  • 2

    The Technology (13 mins.)

    • Understanding grades and grade passback

    • Intro to data analytics

    • Test your tech knowledge

  • 3

    The Pedagogy (5 mins.)

    • Proven practices cheat sheet

    • Conversation themes cheat sheet

    • Test your pedagogical knowledge

  • 4

    Your Role as a Facilitator (13 mins.)

    • Facilitation: From pedagogy to praxis

    • Demonstrating presence

    • Awarding accolades

    • Moderating

    • Test your facilitation knowledge

  • 5

    Get Started!

    • Send a note to the Client Success Team

    • Give us your feedback on this course

    • Claim your certificate!


  • Who should take this course?

    Anyone who facilitates Yellowdig Communities on a day-to-day basis.

    If you have already taken the ICC, you can skip directly to Your Role as a Facilitator. If you are not in charge of point configurations, LTI integrations, or high-level pedagogical decisions, you can take this course in lieu of the ICC.

  • How long will this take?

    Around 40 minutes. You can breeze through the course in less time if you play the videos at 2x speed, but to borrow a teacherly adage: you'll get out of this course what you put in. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting; simply pause and resume where you left off.

  • What is the YISC?

    The Yellowdig Instructor Support Community. It's an open Community for instructors to chat about Yellowdig pedagogy, general discussion pedagogy—anything, really. It's open to all instructors and teaching assistants, including those who aren't otherwise using Yellowdig. Join here, and invite your colleagues!

  • Who is teaching this course?

    In order of appearance:

    • Kailie Starr, Partnerships Specialist
    • Jon Miron, Onboarding Specialist
    • Samuel Kampa, Ph.D., Client Success Lead