The purpose of Differ is to help new students develop friendship and a sense of belonging in transition to university with the aims of increasing both engagement and retention.
Help students connect and chat with peers. This can help them build friendship and a sense of belonging, which will improve the social integration in the transition to university.
In addition to informal student communities, educators can use the Differ solution for academic purposes in course communities:
Super-easy to procure, setup and implement
The basic version of Differ is free for personal use. Setup your own account with our self-service solution and create a community.
Share a join-link with your students in an email or by linking to it from your LMS. Just as easy as linking to a Facebook group. We can also push SMS invitations rapidly with ~90% signup rates.
Differ is ready to help all your new students, even though you are a large university. But you can also start small, at a faculty or even a large first-year course. We help you get started!
Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance
Differ is the consortium leader for a group of 6 partners across Europe, working on best practice implementation of chatbot technology in Higher Education.
Norwegian project lead by SINTEF
In Chatbots for Loyalty, our goal is to strengthen the role chatbots may take as point of contact between customers, users, and companies.
R&D project with BI Norwegian Business School
10 solutions implemented
35,000 first-year students
550,000 messages sent - 4.2M user sessions - 22M data points