Instructors commonly allocate 10-20% of their final course grade to Yellowdig participation. Regardless of your allocation, it is imperative that you allocate some part of your final course grade to Yellowdig. To make final grade calculations easier for you, we recommend integrating with your Learning Management System course (if you haven't already) and enabling grade passback.
Why? Grades provide the extrinsic motivation that students need to start participating in Yellowdig, which in turn gives way to intrinsic motivation to keep coming back. In other words, extrinsic motivation is a necessary condition for intrinsic motivation and organic engagement.