Packback’s Pricing

Classic Packback Experience

Packback Questions

Students pay:

$29

Per Student Per Course

Host enriching inquiry-based discussion in any size, style, and subject of course. When an individual instructor adopts Packback, students purchase access to their Packback community directly or via Inclusive Access.


Packback Questions Features

User-Friendly Class Discussion Community

Packback’s Instant Feedback writing coach

AI-Based Content Moderation (Plagiarism detection, closed-ended question detection, abuse detection, and more)

Robust Post Editing: LaTeX formula editing, Code Block Insertion, Image and Video Embedding

LTI Integration and Gradebook Sync

Dedicated Curriculum Consultant for Instructor Support

7-day Student Technical Support

Discussion Polls: Host engaging In-class and asynchronous polls

Match & Message: Message students who meet different participation and posting criteria

Instructor Insights: Rich analytics about class discussion to create a better learning experience

New! Released January 2022

Packback Instruct

Students pay:

$39

Total Per Student Per Course

$29 Packback Questions + $10 Packback Instruct

Make Packback the single platform for all class engagement with a new suite of tools for instructor-to-student interaction.


Packback Instruct Features

User-Friendly Class Discussion Community

Packback’s Instant Feedback writing coach

AI-Based Content Moderation (Plagiarism detection, closed-ended question detection, abuse detection, and more)

Robust Post Editing: LaTeX formula editing, Code Block Insertion, Image and Video Embedding

LTI Integration and Gradebook Sync

Dedicated Curriculum Consultant for Instructor Support

7-day Student Technical Support

Discussion Polls: Host engaging In-class and asynchronous polls

Match & Message: Message students who meet different participation and posting criteria

Instructor Insights: Rich analytics about class discussion to create a better learning experience

🎉 As students use Packback more, they pay less! Each time a student purchases a course community on Packback, they pay less for their next community through Packback’s Curiosity Credits program.

For Institutions

Is your institution or department looking to adopt Packback across multiple programs or campus-wide? Packback offers institutional pricing with volume discounts. Depending on our partner institutions’ needs, Packback can support full institution-paid models, institution-subsidized models, and Inclusive Access.

About Curiosity Credits

The Curiosity Credits Program

Each time a student purchases a Packback community, they accrue $3 additional Curiosity Credits. The credits are applied toward future community purchases, up to a maximum of $15 off the price of future communities.

The students’ Curiosity Credits do not get “spent”. They are an earned discount that applies at checkout on all of their future communities!

Our Curiosity Credits Program creates a pricing structure that makes Packback increasingly affordable for students as they join more discussion communities.

Affordability and Financial Aid

Packback Scholarship Program: Packback provides a limited number of Scholarship Access Codes each semester to grant students who need financial aid free access to a specific Packback community. Students can reach out to our support team to request access to the program.

Bookstore Partnerships and Inclusive Access: In addition to financial aid offered by Packback, our team partners with campuses to offer Inclusive Access and collaborates with campus bookstores to offer codes for sale, allowing the use of campus financial aid.

Want to learn more about Packback’s Curiosity Credits or Financial Aid Programs? Please contact our team