Introduction

Packback is a “smart” discussion platform that promotes and assess critical thinking in students.  Packback’s algorithms automate moderation of posts, empowering instructors to provide higher-level coaching.  Packback automatically reviews posts for plagiarism, closed-endedness, profanity, low effort, shallow sentence depth and more.  Visit the Packback website for more information.

Features

  • AL-Supported Online Discussion Platform

Getting Started

How to use these resources on their own and/or within Canvas.

Instructor Resources

Using Packback in your Canvas course

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

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See also the Visual Guide to Tools for Instructors.

Syllabus Statement

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

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

Student Resources

Using Packback in your Canvas course

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

For more information, see the online documentation below or the Visual Guide to Tools for Students.

Online Documentation

Licensing

  • Information available on Packback website

Support

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