Chat in Differ for selected courses at BI

BI offers students on selected programmes and courses the use of Differ to keep all their chats in one place.

What is Differ?

Differ is a chat app for higher education, created by EdTech Foundry. In Differ, you will get all information from your lecturer, get in touch with and discuss with other students, and establish study groups. Differ is the starting point for all your courses.

Course participants will be added to their course before the first lecture. If you have used Differ previously, you can log in as usual. If you are a new user, you will receive log in information via text message.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my course is using Differ?

Everyone using Differ will be informed in lectures, a bulletin on itslearning and the course will be added to your Differ user.

How do I log in?

If you have used Differ previously, you log in to the app as usual. If you don't have a Differ-user, you will receive a text message with information about log on. If you don't have an account, and have not received a text message, please visit and contact support in the lower right corner.

How do I find my course rooms?

They are ready for you when you access Differ.

Can I use Differ for group work or other collaborations?

Yes, you should. That will make it easier to keep all school-related discussions in one place. We will also add you to group conversations during the semester.
...and there may be some hidden surprises in the group chats.

I can't find anything - who can help me?

Contact the support-chat in Differ, or go to for help.

I need help to log on!

Go to and click on the chat in the lower right corner. 

When are my first lecture and work requirements scheduled?

All information will be available in the course plan in Differ when you log on.