Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to Yellowdig (17 mins.)

    • 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

    • Join the Yellowdig Instructor Support Community (YISC)

    • 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 data analytics

    • Set up your Yellowdig Community

    • Test your tech knowledge

  • 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!

    • Send a note to the Client Success Team

    • Give us your feedback on this course

    • Claim your certificate!


  • Who should take this course?

    Every Yellowdig instructor! While Yellowdig is intuitive to use, it is not magic. Instructors who don't take the time to learn our pedagogy run the risk of misusing Yellowdig and yielding disappointing results. This course helps ensure that you and your students get the best that Yellowdig has to offer.

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

    We understand! We're not trying to place unnecessary hurdles in your path; on the contrary, we're trying to make your life better in the long run. We made this course because, as college instructors, we care about pedagogy, and as members of Yellowdig's Client Success Team, we've seen what works wonderfully and what fails spectacularly. We can all but guarantee that you will love Yellowdig if you take this course and follow our proven practices. We gain nothing by feeding you bad advice.

  • 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 Yellowdig pedagogy, general discussion pedagogy—anything, really. 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?

    In order of appearance:

    • Shaunak Roy, CEO
    • Kailie Starr, Partnerships Specialist
    • Samuel Kampa, Ph.D., Client Success Lead
    • Brian Verdine, Ph.D., Head of Client Success
    • Jon Miron, Onboarding Specialist
    • Bob Ertischek, J.D., Academic Lead

Instructors dug
the old ICC.

The new ICC (est. March 2021)
is even better.

61% found Yellowdig very helpful. 36% found Yellowdig fairly helpful.