Educator-referred companies are:

  • Granted free access to the school portal to which they were invited

  • Granted access to all of the platform's communication and project management tools that can be used for projects with students

Step 1: Sign Up for a Riipen Employer Account

You should have received invitation from the school asking you to work with them on Riipen. This can arrive either as a special link from the university, or as an automated email from Riipen. If you got a special link, click the special link to sign up, and skip straight to Step 2 below.

If you got an email invitation through Riipen, the email should be called Riipen Portal Invite, sent from If you can't find it, check your Spam folder.

If you're new to Riipen, you must use the sign-up link provided in the email in order to have access to the school’s content on Riipen! If you already have an existing Riipen account, you can accept the portal invitation in your Requests.

Step 2: Find the School Portal

Once you complete the sign up process, you are redirected to your dashboard, where you should see My Schools. You can find the schools you've been invited to work with here under this tab. You'll also see Recommended Courses from the school(s) in our dashboard.

Step 3: Submit Project Ideas

You can view all courses posted by educators at the school under the Courses tab of the School portal.

See one you're interested in? Use the Submit Project button to submit a project proposal to the educator. They will have 14 days to accept or decline your project.

Don't see any you're interested in? You can post a project directly into the school portal for educators to apply to. In the school portal, click New Project. This gives you the freedom to draft up a new project scope.

Step 4: Monitor Your Project Requests

When your project is accepted, declined, or requested by an educator, you'll receive a notification on the platform. If you're not online, you'll get this via email.

You can view your Requests here at any time.

If you'd like to withdraw a project application you submitted to an educator's course, you can always cancel your request on the project page. Don't forget to let the educator know that you're withdrawing your project and why, to prevent any confusion!

Making sure My Requests is kept as current as possible ensures your interactions are as relevant as possible and prevents you from getting all the reminder emails! When you know you do or don't want to work with an educator, approve or decline the project. When you know you no longer want to request to work with an educator, simply cancel your request.

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