Module curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Yellowdig and Principles for Good Community Building (17 Minutes)

    • A word from our CEO

    • Quick tour of the platform

    • Intro to community pedagogy

    • 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

    • Test your Yellowdig knowledge

  • 2

    The Technology (27-34 mins.)

    • A word from our Head of Client Success

    • Understand Yellowdig's point system

    • Understanding grades and grade passback

    • Intro to using Yellowdig data

    • Set up your Yellowdig Community

    • Test your knowledge of Yellowdig tech

  • 3

    The Pedagogy (18 mins.)

    • Proven practices cheat sheet

    • Why follow our proven practices?

    • The role of the instructor: A hands-on guide

    • Conversation themes cheat sheet

    • Test your pedagogical knowledge

  • 4

    Get Started - Happy Yellowdigging!

    • Send a note to the Client Success Team

    • Give us your feedback on this course

    • Join the Yellowdig Instructor Support Community (YISC)

    • 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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Whether new to the platform or a seasoned community-builder, most people find this module helpful.

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