Why Traditional Student Engagement Platforms Fail to Engage

Why Traditional Student Engagement Platforms Fail to Engage

It’s become the norm for universities to utilize a student engagement platform to help manage student communications, maintain organization, connect student groups, simplify processes, and track and measure student engagement. Traditional student engagement platforms help you accomplish all of these, but can be limiting when it comes to modern capabilities and essentials for the modern student body. Modern student engagement platforms go beyond these essentials and offer a roster of features and benefits that can help universities thrive when it comes to operation and offerings. There’s multiple ways traditional student engagement platforms fail to truly engage, and where modern platforms…
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8 Ways to Strengthen Peer Leadership Communication

8 Ways to Strengthen Peer Leadership Communication

As a new student at a new school, it can be an overwhelming transition. From not knowing where key spots are located, as well as not knowing anyone on campus - this is where peer leaders play a crucial role in welcoming incoming students. In the midst of COVID-19, it can be even more challenging for the Class of 2024 to get acquainted with the community. How do you build an environment where students feel a connection to their new university?  When planning a virtual orientation, orientation peer leaders can leverage multiple efforts online to help engage, communicate, and connect…
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7 Tips for Driving Yield with Admitted Students

7 Tips for Driving Yield with Admitted Students

As your admissions team strategizes how to reach and surpass the next set of enrollment goals there’s a lot to consider. In addition to the typical obstacles, there’s also the unknown of the pandemic and how the roster of incoming prospective students will fluctuate then.  In this new kind of normal it’s imperative to garner techniques that can be effectively applied in any situation. With the help of an admissions platform, shape your modern enrollment game plan to attract students in this competitive market, with these 7 ideas to implement and assist you persuade admitted students to select and enroll…
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Raftr Support: September 22 Update

Raftr Support: September 22 Update

Android: Introduced a pending invitations section for admin of rafts, channels, and private messaging groups Admin of ProRafts now have more controls over content and membership Rafts can now have a video as the cover image Some fixes like updating fields when creating/editing posts better aligned with where they are when viewing the published post iOS: Introduced a pending invitations section for admin of rafts, channels, and private messaging groups Admin of ProRafts now have more controls over content and membership Some fixes like preventing some crashes, removing "date" from people's names on some content, and reintroducing the option to…
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Virtual or In-Person: How to Plan for an Unknown 2021 College Orientation

Virtual or In-Person: How to Plan for an Unknown 2021 College Orientation

How do you plan for upcoming college orientation programs when there’s a lot of unknown? Similar to this current semester, college universities, specifically administrative staff, had to adapt to the obstacles around the pandemic and plan accordingly. Instead of planning a day of activities, a campus tour, or presentations for students and parents, there were a lot of restructuring in terms of how to transform an in-person orientation into an engaging virtual experience. As you plan for the 2021 school year, it’s essential to consider whether you’ll continue virtual methods or return to in-person campus orientation programs. But, why not…
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Raftr Support: September 8 Update

Raftr Support: September 8 Update

Android: Added more options to create Events and Posts in contextual screens throughout the app Raft, channel, and private messaging group admin can now temporarily freeze things, as for needed safety reasons Some fixes like adding better loading states for some screens and a visual cue for returning to current messages after opening a reply iOS: Rafts now show how many people are currently online Raft, channel, and private messaging group admin can now temporarily freeze things, as for needed safety reasons Some fixes like updating fields when creating/editing posts better aligned with where they are when viewing the published…
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Raftr Support: August 11 Update

Android: Enabled Zoom call links to open the Zoom app if it's installed Moved messaging invites into their own section on the Message feed Updated default audience selection for Events and chat messages Updated media attachment on list posts to enforce cropping to proper aspect ratio Raft, channel, and private messaging group admin can now restrict members' access, as for needed safety reasons Updated the account creation flow to enable skipping directly to authentication code entry Some fixes like having email and password on same screen for login and a message when there are no conversations on the Messages feed…
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Raftr Support: July 28 Update

Android: Events can now be exported, to be able to add to third-party calendars, and can now be "all day" and can include end timing Updated media to be seen in its original aspect ratio on Events and Posts Added an option for new users to validate their phone number in place of remembering a password Some fixes like loading additional content for sections on Explore and headers on posts being more clear and consistent Questions? Comments? Feedback? We love to hear from you! ask@raftr.com iOS: Events can now be exported, to be able to add to third-party calendars, and can…
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Raftr Support: July 15 Update

Android: Search now saves search history again; has suggestions for people with no search history; and includes search for channels, private messaging groups, chat messages, Events, and posts of all types Raft, channel, and private messaging group admin can now remove content created by or ban members, as for needed safety reasons Some fixes like making it clear that there are more topics via swiping on Explore and the notifications screen loading properly iOS: Search got a makeover and now has suggestions for people with no search history Raft, channel, and private messaging group admin can now remove content created…
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Raftr Support: July 1 Update

Android: It's now possible to reply to chat messages Explore can now have Raft Spotlight sections to highlight rafts and content on them Added a new option to create a post directly in the Posts feed Search got a makeover Some fixes like preventing events from being created in the past and comment tallies on posts updating live iOS: It's now possible to reply to chat messages Explore can now have Raft Spotlight sections to highlight rafts and content on them Some fixes like headers on posts being more clear and consistent and preventing events from being created in the…
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