Yellowdig community building for education

Yellowdig Community Platform Pilot

Looking for an alternative to discussion boards? Check out Yellowdig! Yellowdig is a discussion platform that connects learners and empowers educators. Yellowdig boards create a private network where learning communities can be established, allowing discussion and sharing to foster the relationships, skills, and knowledge that allow people to thrive.

Collaborative interactions with professors and peers are an increasingly valuable part of the learning experience. Yellowdig provides an easy means for learners and other users to communicate and collaborate about class content and share a broad array of timely and relevant learning resources from the wider world (e.g., videos, news articles, blogs and more).

Yellowdig uses conventions from social media, which the majority of learners are very familiar with and enjoy. This simple design, combined with gamification and the feedback that the platform provides, helps students and instructors quickly and easily build collaborative learning communities.

NIU is piloting Yellowdig during the 2020-2021 academic year and is now offering Yellowdig as a Blackboard integration, allowing faculty and staff to create Yellowdig discussion communities in their Blackboard Courses and Organizations. For more information and guidance creating and configuring a new Yellowdig community in your Blackboard Original or Ultra Course, tips for a successful Yellowdig experience, and links to Yellowdig’s extensive support materials visit

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