Updated: Sep 27, 2021
Due to the overwhelming interest in our free offer in light of COVID-19, we are now offering a free trial to anyone who is interested in using Yellowdig until June 30, 2021. Restrictions apply, please see below.
Yellowdig’s proprietary platform uses community-building technology in tandem with a dynamic point system to get vibrant learning communities established in your courses and programs. By engaging students and automatically tracking their participation, less of your precious time is spent bean counting. By changing student behavior and rewarding meaningful participation, these communities become a valuable part of the course and program experience.
Instructors who use Yellowdig frequently talk about how their communities help them find joy in remote teaching. In our real learning communities, students participate in conversations about course content and get their questions answered collaboratively and quickly, without relying entirely on you and your instructional team. These experiences empower students to learn more through supportive environments that foster engagement.
"[With Yellowdig], there's an increased level of excitement and an increased level of passion about the topic. [The students] get deeper in their thinking about the topics, applying them to different aspects of the world and their life and pulling in information...I have faculty who report that they get up every morning and do Yellowdig with their first cup of coffee because it always makes their day better." -Sara Drake, Capella University
To be clear, communities are not just for having fun with friends, though that is part of what makes them an effective educational tool. Social factors play an important role in the Community of Inquiry framework where Social Presence is defined as “the ability of participants to identify with the community (e.g., course of study), communicate purposefully in a trusting environment, and develop interpersonal relationships by way of projecting their individual personalities.” Yellowdig is an education company; our pedagogy and platform were developed in cooperation with higher-education instructors. Working with over 60 institutions and over 2,000 instructors each semester, we know what really gets college students interacting and engaged, and we have the data to prove it.
We urge you to experience the benefits of a real community in a virtual classroom for you and your students, no matter if your classes are in-person or online.
Instructors can have free access at no cost for the length of the upcoming academic term.