Raftr Support: July 27 Update

Raftr Support: July 27 Update

Android: Replaced Topic icons with emoji Improved navigation on Rafts Some improvements and fixes like including a button to return to most recent messages any time you scroll further back in chat history updating placeholder text in Search bars updating font - as part of cross-platform update to use the same font on all platforms updating notifications to Raft and Channel admin about join requests and member suggestions to now open the requests screen directly iOS: Introduced new Home page All page with a list of all member Rafts and non-default Channels with previews of recent activity, and which is…
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Wellness Break Checklist: 10 Wellness Break Ideas for Higher Ed Professionals

Wellness Break Checklist: 10 Wellness Break Ideas for Higher Ed Professionals

Throughout the pandemic it’s been even more difficult for higher education professionals to distinguish work hours from personal time. While technology has equipped us with the convenience to work digitally from home, it’s also blurred the lines of when to reply to that latest email from your director or respond to that request from your colleague’s recent Slack notification. Think about it, when it’s your lunch break at home and you hear your phone or laptop get a work notification, how often do you opt to check it right away versus waiting until your lunch break is over? We’re all…
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8 Strategies to Prioritize Student Well-Being Through Your Campus Portal

8 Strategies to Prioritize Student Well-Being Through Your Campus Portal

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially students. Not only were schools concerned about student safety on campus, but another major concern at the forefront was also around the mental health and well-being of students. With most students going fully or hybrid remote learning this past year, this approach isolated students away from their typical social interactions with their classmates, faculty, and campus. In a recent report, 58% of students reported feeling signs of distress more than usual. From feeling unhappy, depressed, or losing sleep over worrying, students are experiencing many more challenges when it comes to maintaining their well-being. In…
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5 Tips When Planning the Sophomore Student Life Experience Post-Pandemic

5 Tips When Planning the Sophomore Student Life Experience Post-Pandemic

In a typical school year, college sophomores have developed one year of valuable campus insight. By now, they already know their way around the campus, have attended multiple school-wide events, met some of their favorite teachers and their advisor during office hours, have spent ample time with classmates outside of school, and have developed some unforgettable memories. But, this year’s sophomores have had to deal with the most extraordinary transitions. Most of their long-awaited senior year of high school was spent online away from friends and graduation was a virtual experience or social distance ceremony. Then, in the fall, they…
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Raftr Support: July 6 Update

Raftr Support: July 6 Update

Web: Introduced Home page with "Don't Miss It" section with content from member Rafts Posts and Events feeds for member Rafts Updated (bottom of screen) contextual create prompts for each feed Updated app-level feeds Events feed is now all (member and non-member) Rafts Former Posts feed is now a News feed with only AGC Posts from all (member and non-member) Rafts Introduced views counts on Posts (these track every time a Post is loaded on a screen - which means the user may not have actually scrolled past and seen it, and it also means it tracks "total" views not…
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