Module curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Yellowdig and Principles for Good Community Building (22 Minutes)

    • What is Yellowdig?

    • Welcome video from the Yellowdig Founder and C.E.O.

    • Quick tour of the platform

    • Principles of Yellowdig Overview

    • Principle #1: Retain what works in the classroom

    • Principle #2: Abandon the "post once, comment twice" mindset

    • Principle #3: Be the example for your community

    • Principle #4: Integrate Yellowdig with your course

    • Principle #5: Trust the process

    • The Principles in Action - A Dissection of a Learner Led Post

    • Supplemental Resources

    • Test your Yellowdig knowledge

  • 2

    LMS & Community Set Up (30 Minutes)

    • How to design your LMS course with Yellowdig

    • Setting up your Yellowdig community

    • Point system basics and purpose

    • Recommended point set up

    • Helping learners understand the point earning system

    • Understanding grade passback

    • Setting up and using topics

    • Supplemental Resources for setting up your LMS and Yellowdig community

    • Test your LMS & community set up knowledge

  • 3

    Community Management (10 Minutes)

    • Strategies for instructor interaction in Yellowdig

    • Introduction to using Yellowdig data

    • Test your community management knowledge

  • 4

    Get Started - Happy Yellowdigging!

    • Thank you for giving us feedback on this course.

    • Join the Yellowdig Instructor Support Community (YISC)

    • Want to Connect? Yellowdig Office Hours

    • Claim your certificate!


  • Who should take this course?

    Every Yellowdig instructor or designer! While Yellowdig is intuitive to use, instructors who learn our system, how to design a course with it, and how to run a good community do save themselves hard work and get better results.

  • Why do I need to take a module to learn a tool? I'm busy!

    We understand! We're not placing hurdles in your path; on the contrary, we're trying to remove them. As college instructors ourselves, we care about creating deeper learning experiences and we know how busy you are. We've seen what works wonderfully and what fails spectacularly. We can all but guarantee that you will love Yellowdig if you follow the proven practices in this course and you'll also probably find you love teaching more too!

  • How long will this take?

    Just over an hour. 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 teaching-related things. It's open to all instructors, including those who aren't otherwise using Yellowdig. Join here, and invite your colleagues!

  • Who is teaching this course?

    This course was built from humble beginnings, starting in 2018, to now include the most important things you need to know about Yellowdig. It's current care-takers are the Community Success Consulting team, which currently includes 4 former college instructors, designers, and technologists with a combined 70 years of teaching experience.

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