For Education

Riff EDU – a centralized collaboration hub enabling instructor and student success.

The Riff communication platform helps students make meaningful connections to each other within virtual learning experiences. Riff fosters the development of social belonging that leads to better outcomes. In NSF-funded research, we found that learners using Riff for intra- and inter-team communications in online courses had up to 30% better performance and persistence (than those who did not).

Enhance online course outcomes by increasing students and instructor engagement with Riff EDU.
Students who utilize Riff in their courses:

  • received final grades 80% higher than those who did not
  • are twice as likely to earn a certificate.

The Riff EDU Experience

CHAT

access to channel-based text chat for public and private group discussions, and direct messages

VIDEO

access to video chat from within the text chat interface in the context of each channel

METRICS

insights about cross-course and team-based interactions happening in text messages and video chat meetings

LEARNING

direct connectivity to the learning management system using industry-standard integration (LTI)

Features

Instant Messaging

Allows for easy communication by text between all members of the course at different levels of scope (public, private, direct)

Instructors and TAs (or coaches) typically substitute Riff for all other modes of communication in an online course — it replaces messaging, discussions, email, video, voice, and document sharing.

Riff Video

Easily accessed by users in any text channel by clicking the video camera icon in the upper right corner of the channel view. 

Meeting Mediator

The signature Riff purple ball shows who is dominating the meeting. It moves in real time as conversation dynamics change.

Riff Metrics

Key insights about your connections across the course and detailed interaction metrics about your small group meetings.

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