Packback Instruct

Engage and support every student with Packback Instruct.

Packback Instruct is a powerful suite of tools for engaging, supporting, and interacting with your class.

Make Packback your central hub for managing writing assignments, inquiry-based learning, and student engagement.

Decorative illustration showing a Packback Instruct dashboard with an overlay of a list of students.

What’s inside Packback Instruct?

Discussion Polls

Engage your class with In-Class Polls for quick check-ins, or assign in-depth Homework Polls.

Insights Dashboard

Easily track individual students’ growth and overall class progress throughout the term.

Match & Message

Message students who meet specific participation criteria to give specific coaching.

Discussion Polls

Host engaging in-class and out-of-class debates with Discussion Polls

Animation showing discussion polls. 

A discussion poll is shown that asks, "is it ethical for a lawyer to represent a case where they know their client is guilty?". The options provided are A, Yes it is ethical, or B, no, it is not ethical. 

An overlay appears showing a student's response that chose option B and provided a short answer explaining their reasoning.

Use discussion polls to engage students both during class and outside of class.

Post structured, asynchronous polls with Homework Polls. Host engaging in-class debates and discussions with In-Class Polls.

Flexible options enable you to limit poll replies before it is “active” or after it is “closed”.

▶️ Video: How Dr. Phil Mixter Uses Discussion Polls to Enrich Class Discussion

Interactive Insights Dashboard

Turn your community data into actionable insights with the Interactive Insights Dashboard

Monitor trends in your overall course’s participation and get detailed insights about individual students in your class, combined with the ability to reach out to those students at scale through Match & Message.

▶️ Video: How Dr. Phil Mixter Checks in With Students Using the Insights Dashboard

Animation showing the interactive insights dashboard

A graph appears showing the average participation and post quality over the semester, alongside a list of students who are on the top of the leaderboard. 

An overlay appears with a suggested action to reach out to students on the top of the leaderboard.

Match & Message

Scale meaningful 1-to-1 instructor interactions with Match & Message

Animation showing the Match and Message feature.

The animation shows a professor selecting "students who were on the leaderboard this week" as a filter, and a list of matching students appear. 

An overlay appears showing the message that the instructor is crafting for those students, and button to "send messages'.

With Match & Message, you can find students whose participation meets specific criteria, and then compose an email to all of those students at once.

Instructors will be able to find and message students who…

Haven’t yet participated

• Didn’t yet meet full requirements

• Were featured on the leaderboard

• Haven’t yet received instructor feedback

▶️ Video: How Keith Hollowell Uses Match & Message to Connect with His Class

Schedule a demo of the Packback Platform

Schedule a 1:1 demo with a Packback team member to see the Packback Platform through a personalized walk-through by video call.

Or if you prefer, you can create an account on Packback to explore the platform.