Updated: Jun 24, 2021
We have some amazing updates coming up this Summer!
Changes to Yellowdig’s reminders and notifications can be configurable within your Yellowdig Community and will be released on June 28th.
At Yellowdig, we value the feedback from our unique instructor and faculty experiences, these updates are coming directly from your feedback, thank you! We’re hoping you like the changes and as always please give us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about the 2 improvements to Yellowdig's Virtual Classroom that are releasing this June
What we did: Students will now get notified after a period of inactivity. They have the option to get these notifications through their email, through in-app notifications, or both. These notifications are automatic, so instructors are not required to do anything. The default time period of inactivity is five days, after which students will get notified, but instructors have the option to change this cadence. Even if students log in to the app, if they do not interact with any posts, that counts as inactivity.
Why we did it: Yellowdig is designed to support active, student driven communities where students converse freely, share knowledge and become intrinsically motivated to learn from one another. Therefore, users should be treating the platform just like other social media platforms — logging in and scrolling through the feed, reacting or commenting on posts that interest them. By having reminder notifications, we aim to encourage students to login more frequently, and create a habit of logging into the platform on a regular basis.
It is also to ensure that instructors have an easier time managing engagement in their communities. Instead of having to send out multiple emails manually, the platform will do everything for them. Of course, instructors can still send out individual emails or messages, as well as change the frequency for the reminder notifications.
Notification Settings Updates
What we did: Users will now be able to further customize their notifications with many new included settings.You will now be able to have different notification settings for different communities. Additionally, navigating to your notifications page will be easier because it will be placed in the main left sidebar. We also revamped the notification settings page — goodbye clunky square toggles, hello smoother round toggles.