How can we Improve Packback Questions?
Packback's product team wants to hear your suggestions about how we can make Packback Questions more useful, friendly, and curiosity-inspiring!
Here's what each of the statuses below mean:
Under Consideration: We are aware of this suggestion and agree that it could be valuable, but are still gathering data.
Planned: This suggestion is in our product backlog and is planned for release in the next 3-6 months.
Not Planned: Based on our product purpose and current team resources, we do not expect this suggestion to be worked on in the next 6 months.
Done: This improvement is now live in Packback Questions!
Please note: This list does not reflect Packback's full roadmap; the list below is limited to improvements and iteration on existing features in the Packback Questions platform. Large-scale features are not included here.
Separate Deadlines for Questions and Responses
Abilty to organize questions by modules (or chapters/units), not purely by time
Reminder notification to students to complete their posts before the deadline if they haven't yet
Support two different deadline times on the Automated Gradebook when there is >1 deadline per week.
Allow instructors to easily transfer instructor-selected questions from one course to the next.
Allow instructors to require specific formatting for Citations
Allowing professors to have access to which posts were moderated
Introduce "Topic" tagging on posts to make it possible to navigate the main feed by topic.
Indicate which students have had Featured Posts
Introduce a Packback native application for iphone / android.
Add support for multiple citations with a separate field for each citation.
Add a word cloud that shows the key terms most commonly used in questions.
Rework the Learner Leaderboard to make it motivating for all students
Allow multiple pinned posts
Update the Learner Leaderboard to reset rankings weekly (by default).
Fully custom deadline time
Add an option to leave private "Praise" Custom Feedback.
Hiding the Learner Leaderboard from students
Do not include instructor in the Packback Participation reports
Option to schedule the post of an instructor question such that it auto-posts at a given time/date
Allow users to merge 2 accounts and/or connect multiple school emails to the same account.
Allow responses to supporting and counter points
Automated reference checker
Ability to give Packback assignments a name/title
Allow me to generate a report on my own, based on my own parameters
Freeze header row on the Participation Report
Allow support for direct uploading of videos and images into posts (Embedding already supported).
Packback Deep Dives Chicago Style
View the entirety of each student's threads (question and replies) on one scrollable page.
Provide option to require students to post before seeing other posts for the week
Allow Instructors to choose when the Curious Reader's Digest is sent out.
Validate citations upon posting
Allow for "make up" work
Add filter "unread."
Packback Questions Should support Multi-factor Auth
Manually Override Gradebook
Expand/collapse format for discussions
Deep Dives - Create Tables
Add "response to professor's question" option in the gradebook
Alert student before post submission that their post doesn't meet the minimum Curiosity Score
Improve the experience of adding "Seeded" posts to communities.
Organize discussions by topic rather than interval
Sliding scale for CP
Add Additional Stats to the Custom Date Range Report
One-Page Drop-Down of "View Post" Feature
Provide a method to know when a moderated post has been edited and reposted.
Auto-moderate posts containing gibberish
Display alert for post that was previously moderated for course team
Allow users to include and display pronouns on their Packback accounts
Navigation while viewing a post