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. Use Differ when you:

  • Are stuck and need help
  • Need a study group or someone to work with,
  • Want to talk to your mentor.

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 invited via text message. You can also refer to the overview here:

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, you can add yourself to the course from this page:

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. 

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 course information will be available in the course plan in itslearning. Ask in Differ if there is something you can't find.