What is Viva Engage (formerly Yammer)?

Viva Engage connects individuals and groups by building communities through sharing knowledge, engaging, and collaborating. The goal of the Viva Engage network is to provide a collaborative environment for connecting with people within a course or across the University to share meaningful information. Some of the uses of Viva Engage include collaborating on team projects, getting updates on what others are working on, asking questions, sharing ideas, receiving feedback, creating and editing content, and planning events.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free to PSU

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: No

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Have Asynchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Collaboration Outside of Class
  • Increase Student Participation
Associated Teaching Activities:
Student Generated Questions Student Generated Test Questions Personal Artifact Personal Artifacts Muddiest Point Muddiest Point Ice Breaker Questions Icebreaker Questions Directed Paraphrasing Directed Paraphrasing