Making a Pin or Comment in Yellowdig

Pins are the main posts in Yellowdig where learners and instructors can share their thoughts, articles, videos, pictures, etc.

Creating a Pin is simple. Start by clicking the +Pin button in the top right corner of the page.

  • If navigating from all boards page you can now choose a board. Navigating from a board feed page will automatically populate that board
  • Choose a topic from the Topics dropdown
  • Add a link or type a title to the Link or Title
  • Add your content below
  • Click Post

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Saving Drafts and Accessing Autosaved Drafts

You will find the options to SaveOpenMake a copy, and Clear within the Menu dropdown within the Pin Editor.

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When you click Open, you will be taken to the drafts folders. By default, the manually saved My Drafts folder will be selected. To see auto-saves, click the AutoSaved folder (seen selected below). You can open a draft by clicking on the Title, or delete a draft by clicking the Trash Can icon. 

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Common Pinning Errors and Tips

Below are the potential messages that you may receive when creating a Pin:
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  • You must select a Board in order to post, and so we can correctly populate the available Topics, and to correctly calculate word counts for Points
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  • A title is always required when creating a Pin. If you paste in a link to a video or article, this will be populated for you.
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  • The board owner can choose to require you to use Topics in order to better organize Pins. If this is done you must add a Topic from the dropdown before posting.
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  • If you do not meet the minimum word requirement you will not receive points. This warning will not prevent you from posting.
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  • This is just a helpful message confirming that you have created a copy of the current Pin draft.  

 


Posting Comments


To add a comment: 

1. Click on the "comment" area.

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2. The comment area will expand and you will be able to type in your response.

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3. You can attach files such as text files, graphs, spreadsheets, short videos by clicking the “Menu” button and selecting “Add Attachment” icon.

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4. Your message would be automatically saved as a draft when the keyboard will detect a lack of activity for more than 10 seconds. 

5. Click “Post” button to submit your comments and your page will be refreshed.

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Additional knowledge base articles relating to Pin features and other functionality can be found here.

 

 
 
 
 
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