Packback is a “smart” discussion platform that promotes and assesses critical thinking in students.  Using AI, Packback becomes a writing tutor for every student and an AI grading assistant for every instructor. Explore the award-winning discussion platform and the AI-powered platform for essays and writing assignments that coach writing and research skills.  

  • Engage curiosity, increase motivation, and support writing practice. 
  • Improve and assess students’ written communication and research skills on essays and writing assignments. 
  • Provide every student with the exact support and praise they need to succeed with highly scalable instructor tools. 

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Using Packback in Your Canvas Course

To set up the Packback tool in your Canvas course, view the following help guides: 

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Packback for online discussions. Visit the Packback learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started.

Student Resources

Using Packback in Your Canvas Course

To use the Packback tool in your Canvas course, click the Packback link in the course navigation. 


This tool is available to students when purchased as part of their course materials. 


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