Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Dowd

An Easy Way to Grade Discussions with Packback

Dr. Joseph Dowd shares how easy it is for him to grade students’ discussion on Packback by using a mix of participation and the Curiosity Score!

Packback is one of the most useful online tools that I’ve found for teaching. Logistically [grading] has been incredibly easy because all I need to do is go to my Packback account and look at the participation report and see how many posts were made on a given week and what their average curiosity score is for that week.”

Dr. Joseph Dowd

Professor at the University of California San Bernardino

Philosophy: 35 – 56 students

Introduction into Eastern Philosophy

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