If you think your Community could use an extra "jolt", we recommend making up some additional "games" to build and maintain excitement. You could, for example, make a deal with your learners: Tell them that if half of the class has more than a certain number of posts by the end of the week, you will waive an assignment due after an upcoming holiday. Or let them know that if every student comments at least twice in a given week, you’ll share an embarrassing picture of yourself from middle school. Then make a "big reveal" in class, letting them know whether the class met these challenges.
Within the Community Health portal and topic analysis sections, you can quickly monitor whether your students have met the challenges you issue.
Why? Yellowdig has a number of functions and tools in place to automatically build motivation, but a lot of these tools and other functions can be used creatively by instructors to easily take their motivation to the next level.