The Packback Blog

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Student Experience

Join undergraduate students Neely Edwards, Brenna Schubert, Jaida Sloan, and Austin Catania as they share how COVID has re-shaped what higher education and learning effectively means to each of them. Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a time to see the Packback platform

About Moderation: Closed-Ended Questions

Closed-ended questions aren’t just questions that can be answered with a “yes” or “no”! We consider a closed-ended question to be one that has a straight forward response — there is a correct answer to it, it can be found on Google or in a textbook, or it can be copied and pasted from another source.

Building Connections Through Academic Discussion

Dr. Paivi Hoikkala teaches upper-level online history courses at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Her primary goal, aside from getting her students to have a general sense of chronology, is to help them make connections between the past and the present.

Improving Communication and Critical Thinking

Dr. Corey Fox of Texas State University wanted to find a way of improving communication and critical thinking skills in his management students. Dr. Fox decided to start using Packback in one of his courses and required students to ask and answer questions almost every week.