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Use Riipen to turn a class assignment into a hands-on experience for students

What is Riipen?

Riipen is a Canadian experiential learning platform. It can be used to connect your class with an industry partner or a community organization, for an existing project or assignment, or to design an entirely new experiential learning assignment.

Download the Riipen overview

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How it works

  1. Faculty can explore assignment examples from other academic institutions, and use the template library to easily design an experience that aligns to course learning outcomes and industry needs.
  2. Faculty connect with organizations from Riipen’s 5,000+ employer network, and request ready-to-go projects from our projects library. It’s always free for employers invited from Concordia’s network to participate.
  3. Once the project is underway, students and employers can communicate using in-app chat, and you can monitor student progress against milestones.
  4. Industry partners give students feedback, skills ratings, and recommendations that can be showcased on their Riipen e-portfolios.

Download Riipen's instructions for instructors

Riipen for faculty members

Create your educator profile on Riipen and start the assignment creation process

You will find detailed instructions and best practices for educators in the Riipen Academy.

The Riipen team is available to provide 1-1 support. You can book a consultation to discuss your course, or email with questions.

If you are interested in embedding project-based experiential learning opportunities in an upcoming course, we encourage you to post your assignment early to ensure you have adequate time to connect with the right companies.

Riipen launched the first version of its bilingual platform in January 2019, with supporting resources available in both languages over time.

Courses for Fall 2019 should be published 8 weeks before the start date of the assignment for better success in finding a partner.

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