Packback Platform Release Notes

Welcome! This page is a record of key customer-facing changes in the Packback platform and AI.

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June 14th, 2021
Community Start Date

Once your community has started, instructors will no longer be able to change the community’s start date if you’ve decided to use Packback’s automated grading deadlines. This is to cut down on grading mishaps and confusion! You can always use our “skip deadline” functionality if you want to skip the first few grading periods on Packback.

Edit Your Posts Any Time!

Students can now edit their post content ANY time – yes, even after someone has replied to it! Packback used to lock down the edit button once another user had replied to your post, but we realized that was hurting more than helping!

May 19th, 2021
Presenter Mode Privacy Change

When you turn on “Presenter Mode” it will work as usual, but will also now remove the campus associated with a user or post.

April 29th, 2021
Explore Mode Privacy Change

As of this evening, any user who is trying to view a community or a post of a community that they are not a member of, they will not be able to see it. Admins will continue to be able to see any post or community.