Press Release: Packback Partners with the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions

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.

The AL$ initiative gives faculty at all 23 CSU campuses access to free or low-cost course materials and technologies. Faculty and students from the California Community College and the University of California systems are also able to participate under the CSU partnership. 

By partnering with this initiative, Packback will be able to provide CSU instructors with an affordable solution for improving student curiosity, communication and critical thinking skills. “An exciting part of Packback’s growth has been the partnerships we’ve formed with innovative leaders in education to drive positive change,” said Packback CEO Mike Shannon. “Instructors, department chairs, administration and all those involved in AL$ have played a defining role in driving forward curiosity for our California students.”


Packback is an education technology company located in Chicago Illinois. Packback’s platform, Packback Questions, is an ‘AI-supported’ online discussion platform that supports student curiosity, communication and critical thinking skills. Packback Questions delivers a scalable asynchronous discussion experience using AI for automation of moderation and coaching, features that help professors scale their impact, and industry-leading service and support. 

This coming academic year, Packback will have been used by more than 500,000 students at 208 universities and colleges across North America as a formal part of their coursework. Packback Questions is FERPA, ADA and PCI compliant. For more information, visit

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2019

Press Contact: Jess Gervais-

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