Riipen

Riipen

What is Riipen?

Riipen is the world’s leading project-based learning platform that empowers all learners with employable skills. Riipen enables instructors, learners, and organizations to connect through real-world industry experiences.

Benefits of using Riipen include the following:

  • Learners acquire valuable workplace skills and get to build their employer networks
  • Organizations improve their talent pipelines and increase authentic engagement towards their brand
  • Instructors provide better learning experiences and grow their industry connections
Sketch of people working together in an office.

What is experiential project-based learning?

Experiential project-based learning is a teaching method that involves learners designing, developing, and constructing hands-on solutions to a problem with a company or non-profit partner. Using this method, learners can build upon their creative capacity by working through real-world problems. Learners typically work on these projects in small teams.

About the partnership

We’re excited to partner with Riipen, an experiential learning platform and marketplace for project-based learning. Riipen gives faculty members the flexibility to embed experiential learning into their courses and provides the tools for learners to work as a team on real-world problems.

Riipen is available for all Lethbridge College faculty members, in all disciplines, working with learners at all levels, for both in-class and online experiences and virtual internships.

Riipen offers end-to-end support, including course project ideation and design, technical support and student onboarding, and matchmaking with industry partners globally.

How to use

Step 1:

Join the School Portal as an educator.

Step 2:

Share a few details about your course(s) through this short Riipen Interest Form. This will take no more than 5 minutes! You will be able to click to join a weekly information session with our dedicated Account Manager, or to meet one on one with one of Riipen’s Onboarding Specialists to answer your questions and get started.

Step 3:

You will be able to book a technical onboarding with Riipen’s team. They will draft your course posting based on the information provided in your interest form, then ensure you are comfortable with editing this page, using the platform and connecting your course with Riipen’s live marketplace.

Step 4:

Once your course has been published to the marketplace, Riipen will get to work matching your course with the best industry partners in their network of over 10K employers.

Step 5:

You will approve the company projects that you want to pair with your students.

Step 6:

Students start working on the projects on a timeline you determine.

You have a team of people who will monitor your course proactively and reach out to offer support if you need it.  If you have any questions about Riipen or how to get started, please reach out to Harris Green, our dedicated Account Manager from Riipen, at harris.green@riipen.com.

See how instructor Kris Hodgson-Bright and his students have been using Riipen: Expanding Student Reach

Riipen Learning Management System Integration

Riipen offers integration with all major learning management systems. Here are step-by-step setup guides for each system:

This integration allows faculty members to link their course or internship program page in their LMS with their Riipen course page. Students in that course or internship program can access Riipen through their LMS without needing new credentials; an account is automatically created for them on Riipen through Single Sign On, and they’re granted instant access to the content their instructor has approved on Riipen.

Here’s a help article on the subject: What does LMS integration include?

Riipen’s integration also offers user role type recognition for all systems but Blackboard. This means both instructors and learners can access SSO functionality and have the appropriate account type created for them.