To provide assistance to instructors who may be facing uncertainties right now, we reached out to Dr. Kathleen West from Winthrop Univesity and other online instructors, and asked them to share resources, tools and tips for engaging and connecting with students in an online course.
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Packback has received numerous requests from institutions on how they can effectively transition their face-to-face courses online in both (a) keeping students engaged and (b) supporting faculty teaching online. To do our part in ensuring students stay connected and engaged, we have decided to provide zero cost Packback licenses through the end of the term (up to June 30 2020) for any courses moving online for COVID-19 prevention.
How the Packback product team is working to bring the spirit of the leading edge of data privacy regulations and protections into our platform to ensure students have control over their data and transparency into how their data is collected and used.
Packback is pleased to announce its partnership with the California State University (CSU) Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative in an effort to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the overall cost of education for CSU students.
We believe that material taken from online sources should supplement your learning experience and not overpower your unique ideas! The original content in your post should be enough to stand alone and not depend on quotes or citations to provide the body of it.
Closed-ended questions aren’t just questions that can be answered with a “yes” or “no”! We consider a closed-ended question to be one that has a straight forward response — there is a correct answer to it, it can be found on Google or in a textbook, or it can be copied and pasted from another source.
This spring Packback released two new features; Feed Sorting and Section Small Groups. Packback CPO Jessica Tenuta shares how these new features improve the visibility of online discussions and help students discover trending posts and unanswered questions.
Packback has researched many ways of helping big classes feel more personal. Thanks to feedback from instructor users about the desire for more flexibility in subdividing communities, Packback developed Section Small Groups which allows students to participate with the entire class or filter their experience on Packback to only include students from their own section.
There are thousands of awesome, deep discussions happening on Packback every day, but navigating and finding all of those great discussions used to be a challenge. At Packback, we have several ways to sort and order questions so users can easily find the best, most thought-provoking content!
We’re only a month into the new year, but Packback has already achieved some major milestones in 2019! We’ve moved to a new space, doubled our sales team and added a new round of capital which will be used to continue our mission of fueling lifelong curiosity. Plus, we have a lot of exciting goals […]
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