Raftr Support: September 28 Update

Raftr Support: September 28 Update

All platforms: Continued metrics improvements, including new option for tracking "claimed" accounts more accurately Some fixes and improvements: Enabled hiding the Channels section on Premium Rafts when there are no Channels to show there Renamed carousel on app-level Events page to "Popular Events" Removed the Raft carousel on the News page Updated Events section on Home page to include AGC Android: Continued cobranding support Updated app icon and Play Store screenshots Some fixes and improvements like preventing some crashes and updating navigation from the Home page's All section iOS: Continued cobranding support Refreshed UI for Raft Home pages, including some…
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5 Tips on How to Balance Your New Career in Higher Ed and Graduate School

5 Tips on How to Balance Your New Career in Higher Ed and Graduate School

To put it simply, you are on cloud nine. You just got hired for your dream job in higher education and were accepted into your dream graduate program. Congratulations! So, what happens now? While balancing a career in higher education and graduate school is no simple task, it certainly isn’t impossible.  There are definitive upsides to working while in graduate school, such as acquiring less debt down the road. Not to mention, you will have the advantage over a person with similar education but lacks your firsthand work experience in higher education. With extra self-discipline and advanced planning, you’ll ace…
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8 Strategies for Building the Power of Belonging at Your University for First-Year Students

8 Strategies for Building the Power of Belonging at Your University for First-Year Students

The first year of university can be a challenging transition for students. There’s an increase in responsibilities, a brand new social environment, and often no safety net to soothe related anxieties. This difficult adjustment period can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially without robust on-campus support. It’s a problem that’s increased over the pandemic and one that must be addressed at the beginning of the academic year. Implementing dynamic strategies helps foster a sense of community and social belonging for first-year students. In doing so successfully, you’ll create an environment where students feel welcome and safe, therefore setting…
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Raftr Support: September 7 Update

Raftr Support: September 7 Update

All platforms: Enabled the Faculty Persona Introduced Secret Channels (ie: invite-only membership and hidden from non-members) Some improvements: Updated Search results to include Joinable Channels (ie: non-member Public or Private Channels from your member Rafts) Updated sort order for Rafts' Channels pages: member Channels at the top of the list, sorted by recency of activity; followed by Joinable Channels, sorted alphabetically Updated the Home All page to include Rafts and Channels that do not yet have activity Updated the activity preview text for Rafts on the Home All page Continued metrics updates Updated text in Cross-Posting section of Content Management…
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