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6 Ways to Use Online Learning Communities to Improve the Academic Experience

Interactions between students and instructors are an important part of any class. Yellowdig allows for flexible student engagement while growing a community with improved learning outcomes. Traditional discussion boards and other constrained social assignments don’t have the same level of expression, creativity, or active conversation.

We have been listening to the feedback from our Instructors and Learners to create our latest update, our new and improved post editor! The new editor is a giant leap in user experience. It allows for more accessible communication and more creative engagement across all class types (Humanities, Arts, STEM, Professional Studies, Trades & Vocational, etc.).

Here are six examples of using Yellowdig that highlight the new editor experience:

1. Encourage your Learners to Introduce Themselves

Learners and Instructors can create eye-catching posts that serve as an introduction to the rest of the community. Break the ice and create productive communities where learners can genuinely know each other. Utilize the Drag & Drop functionality to post with ease. Add emojis, share pictures, capture video content, and even more!

2. Share Team Projects

With the ability to upload more than one type of multimedia content in the same conversation, learners can share exciting project updates and drive learning home.

3. Q&A for STEM Classes

With the new code display updates, you can easily ask questions in 50+ coding languages. Are your students feeling stuck with a Computer Science or any STEM course problem? Encourage them to share their code with the community to get feedback from peers!

4. Solve Mathematics Problems with your Students

Use our LaTeX editor to create and display mathematics equations. The uses of this are limitless: learners can ask questions about equations, share complex problems, and work through them together.

5. Annotate Images

The new post editor allows for easier annotation! Use this new tool to take notes on charts, analyze poetry, demonstrate creativity, or display diagrams. In the above example, an engineering learner is breaking down structural components to understand them further.

6. Use Polls for Feedback

Create polls to get feedback or investigate your community's views on interesting course questions. Grow communities with curious questioning, independent evaluation of course concepts, and by hearing the opinions and voices of learners. With our polling tool, you can do that and more!

We are so excited to officially launch our newest post editor! Your possibilities are endless with Yellowdig. Create tight-knit course communities, integrate course concepts through active communication, and embrace more free expression. Get started with Yellowdig today and click here.


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