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.

Track which students have (and have not) received Custom Feedback so far in the term.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Jun Comments: 4
Planned Professor Tools

Abilty to organize questions by modules (or chapters/units), not purely by time

Suggested by: Katharine Rumrill-Teece (09 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 8
Under consideration General User Experience

Reminder notification to students to complete their posts before the deadline if they haven't yet

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (21 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration Emails & Notifications

Add a "date range" filter for filtering the main feed.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 14 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration General User Experience

Support two different deadline times on the Automated Gradebook when there is >1 deadline per week.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration Professor Tools

Separate Deadlines for Questions and Responses

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (24 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 29 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add a "Preview Post" option, so I can expand a discussion without leaving the feed.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 01 Oct Comments: 2

Allow instructors/TAs to edit or delete "Custom Feedback" they left on a post.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 11 May Comments: 1
Planned Professor Tools

Indicate which students have had Featured Posts

Suggested by: Jaclyn Jensen (19 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 2
Under consideration

Allow instructors to require specific formatting for Citations

Suggested by: Stanislav Korotchenko (25 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration Discussion Features

Introduce "Topic" tagging on posts to make it possible to navigate the main feed by topic.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 02 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration General User Experience

Add support for multiple citations with a separate field for each citation.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 0

Introduce a Packback native application for iphone / android.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 1
Not planned

Add a word cloud that shows the key terms most commonly used in questions.

Suggested by: Kimberly Hill (09 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

Allowing professors to have access to which posts were moderated

Suggested by: Grace (24 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Oct Comments: 5
Under consideration

Fully custom deadline time

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (14 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 13 Aug Comments: 3
Not planned

Allow Professors to schedule when their drafts are posted.

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (08 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 13 Aug Comments: 2
Planned

Allow multiple pinned posts

Suggested by: Sara Pasquinelli (13 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 2
Not planned

As an authorized Instructor or TA, I want the ability to edit custom feedback on student posts.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 18 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned Professor Tools

Allow users to merge 2 accounts and/or connect multiple school emails to the same account.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 02 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration Account Settings

Do not include instructor in the Packback Participation reports

Suggested by: Molly Martin (04 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 01 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration Professor Tools

Update the Learner Leaderboard to reset rankings weekly (by default).

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 01 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration Leaderboard & Gamification

Add an option to leave private "Praise" Custom Feedback.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 18 Feb Comments: 0
Under consideration Professor Tools

Prompt students if their curiosity score is below a community's minimum after they click publish.

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (20 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

Rework the Learner Leaderboard to make it motivating for all students

Suggested by: Packback Suggestion (09 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 30 Nov, '20 Comments: 3
Under consideration Leaderboard & Gamification

Allow responses to supporting and counter points

Suggested by: Lacy Ferrell (04 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 06 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

Freeze header row on the Participation Report

Suggested by: Curt Burgess (16 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 01 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration Professor Tools

Allow support for direct uploading of videos and images into posts (Embedding already supported).

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Discussion Features

Option to schedule the post of an instructor question such that it auto-posts at a given time/date

Suggested by: Michael Black (03 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 27 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Packback Questions Should support Multi-factor Auth

Suggested by: Craig Booth (30 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 07 Jun Comments: 3
Under consideration Account Settings

Automated reference checker

Suggested by: Stan K (27 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 30 Nov, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Validate citations upon posting

Suggested by: Jonathan Phares (05 Feb) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Manually Override Gradebook

Suggested by: Blair (21 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 01 Oct Comments: 0
Planned

Add Additional Stats to the Custom Date Range Report

Suggested by: Sam Ehrlich (28 Apr) Upvoted: 04 May Comments: 1
Under consideration

Ability to give Packback assignments a name/title

Suggested by: Susie O'Brien (04 Mar) Upvoted: 22 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration

Improve the experience of adding "Seeded" posts to communities.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 11 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Planned Professor Tools

Allow the deleting of a Packback Avatar from an account, so users can return to the default avatar.

Suggested by: Product Design at Packback (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 24 Sep, '20 Comments: 0

Organize discussions by topic rather than interval

Suggested by: Scott L. Hunsaker (24 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 26 Oct, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Allow for download of participation report to see CS for each individual post by student

Suggested by: Kelsey (19 Apr) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration

Identify Grading Periods when students post

Suggested by: Anne Quackenbush (23 Feb) Upvoted: 22 Mar Comments: 1
Planned

One-Page Drop-Down of "View Post" Feature

Suggested by: Rita Mitra (10 Feb) Upvoted: 10 Feb Comments: 1
Planned

"Lock mode" for small groups where students are unable to change section after assigned

Suggested by: Anne Olson (25 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 13 Nov, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Expand/collapse format for discussions

Suggested by: Lucia Summers (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 1
Planned

Display alert for post that was previously moderated for course team

Suggested by: Anne Olson (15 Sep) Upvoted: 07 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration

Provide option to require students to post before seeing other posts for the week

Suggested by: Rita Mitra (14 Apr) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

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