What is Yellowdig?

Yellowdig is a social learning platform in which users can participate in discussions, provide peer feedback, conduct polls, and otherwise collaborate and share resources. Gamification elements encourage engagement and participation.

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

Please consult Penn State Courseware for actions needed for authorization.  

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: License Fee

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins - 1 hr

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Disseminate Info / Deliver Content
  • Have Asynchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Collaboration Outside of Class
  • Increase Student Participation
Associated Teaching Activities:
Polling Polling Personal Artifact Personal Artifacts One Sentence Summary One Sentence Summary Ice Breaker Questions Icebreaker Questions Directed Paraphrasing Directed Paraphrasing