Accessing and Using the Organization-Level Administrator Tools

The Administrator dashboard is available only to your institution's "organizational administrator."  This administrator dashboard is accessed by clicking the drop-down arrow in the upper right-hand corner of Yellowdig and then selecting "Admin Board" (seen in the following screenshot).



Set Categories

When a Yellowdig board is created, the user creating the board is required to select a Category.  Organizational admins are able to create and manage these Categories to keep Yellowdig boards organized.




Approve Boards

Within this tab, organizational admins are able to approve or reject any boards which users within their network have attempted to create.

Note: These are boards that were created directly from within the Yellowdig platform, not from a launch within your organization LMS. These boards are not connected to the organizational LMS and will not be able to be connected to the LMS.



Usage Metrics

The Usage area provides key metrics about use of Yellowdig at the organization.  Learn more about the Usage area.



Violations provides a tool that allows admins to restrict and be made aware of anyone using specified keywords within their organization's Yellowdig. In the example below, a post is displayed that contains the keyword "Rocket", seen entered on the right. 




Admins are able to manage all users within their organization from this tab. Several filters can be applied to the list including filtering by "Active/Inactive" and network co-admins.



Settings > Point Settings

Organizational admins are able to set their organization's default Points Settings from within this panel.



Settings > Topics Settings

Similar to Points Settings, organizational admins can set their organization's default topic settings by navigating here.



Settings > LTI Settings

LTI Settings are best used only by experienced users as editing them can have a significant impact on how Yellowdig is able to be used by your organization. If you are uncertain about any of the options, it is highly recommended that you contact prior to making any changes.




This tool panel provides organizational admins the following options:

  • Change Board Ownership. Simply select the desired board and enter the email of who it is that is intended to become the owner.
  • Enable Conversations. "Conversations" is Yellowdig's real-time, in-platform chat feature and it can be disabled or enabled here for the entire organization.
  • Upload University Image. Organizational admins are able to change the image seen on certain pages such as users' profile pages (instructions here).


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