Creating a New Board

As a Yellowdig user, you can create a board to start sharing thoughts, ideas, and content with your community.  The "Create a Board" dialogue and process is the same whether the board is being created from an LMS launch or initiated from within the platform.

Within the platform, to access the "Create a Board" dialogue box, you will click on Network at the top of the Yellowdig window and select "Add a Board" (note: "Sandbox" in the image below would be the name of your institution).  Within the LMS, the first instructor for a course that launches the Yellowdig link will be prompted to create a board.


Enter a name for the new board, select a category, determine whether you want to copy content from another board you own, and choose whether the board is to be private (open to invited or enrolled members) or public (open to your institution).

If you choose to copy content from another board (e.g., from a class you previously ran) a new set of three options will appear with check boxes that allow you to copy different aspects of the previous board: 1. Copy point configuration and Topics; 2. copy board followers (invite to new board); and 3. copy Pins and Comments.  The most common use when setting up for a new class section in a new semester is to select and copy only the point configuration and topics (option #1) without selecting and copying the roster (i.e., board followers - option #2) or actual Feed content (i.e., Pins and Comments - option #3) from the prior class. 


 Click “Submit” button. Once created successfully, the board owner can administer and use the board as set and limited by the organizational administrator.

A board is successfully created when the message pops up notifying you that the board is active. You will automatically be redirected to the new board.

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