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.

When searching for a student's posts, bring up the responses too, not just the question

Suggested by: Kirsten Stephan (29 Jan) Upvoted: 29 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Student notifications specifically when their professor submits a post

Suggested by: Gianna Cumba (26 Jan) Upvoted: 26 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "Public" and "Private" to the Praise and Coach Buttons

Suggested by: Jonathan Lochamy (21 Jan) Upvoted: 21 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow instructors to hide curiosity scores

Suggested by: Brian (04 Jan) Upvoted: 04 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Number of Views Posts have received

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (21 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 21 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Custom Reminders

Suggested by: Carol Lee Higham (10 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 10 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make text highlighting possible for instructors

Suggested by: Norman Meek (03 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make word count visible for professors on posts.

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (28 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 06 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration

Options Menu

Suggested by: Kennedy Smith (28 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 28 Oct, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Add Section Information to the Roster

Suggested by: Rakeeta (08 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 08 Oct, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

'Privacy' mode and 'Anonymous' mode

Suggested by: AnnĂ­bal Sodero (23 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 23 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Display user posts without leaving main page

Suggested by: Jenifer Evers (22 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Different Feedback for lower scores

Suggested by: Rakeeta Hampton (22 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Custom images for Each Community on the Instructor Home Page

Suggested by: Molly Skjei (18 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 18 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

When opening a posts, open it on the same page instead of a new page

Suggested by: Rakeeta (17 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Allow Professors to assign a weight to Sources

Suggested by: Rakeeta (17 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Hide packback grades from students option

Suggested by: Dharani (04 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 04 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Adding LMS ID in custom grade reports

Suggested by: Gianna Cumba (03 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 03 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Gradebook/Roster Page loading "view all" function

Suggested by: Dr. Kanu Priya (03 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 03 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make weekly insights available within the packback platform instead of in an email

Suggested by: Dr. Kanu Priya (02 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 02 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Students should be reminded not to answer their own questions in their description of their question

Suggested by: Ramah Malebranche (01 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 01 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sort the communities by course name, date, and/or section.

Suggested by: Ramah Malebranche (01 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 01 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow TAs to receive suggested feature posts email

Suggested by: Grace (01 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 01 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Add ability to require a minimum word count.

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add option for multiple numbered citations in a post

Suggested by: Shane Walker (12 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 12 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Auto email for professor to flag low registration % in their community

Suggested by: Anh (27 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 27 Jul, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Include day of the week on each post + participation report

Suggested by: Anne (06 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 06 Jul, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Link grades/points in participation report to correlating posts for that week.

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (26 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 26 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add weekly student participation expectations on their main dashboard

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (24 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Demonstrate/differentiate the "Ask a New Question" and "Add a Response" button in Packback tutorial

Suggested by: Grace (23 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 23 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

mp3 files

Suggested by: Robert D Morris (19 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ability to view original question when adding Supporting/Counter point

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (17 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Students see post minimum requirements chosen by instructor as they write

Suggested by: CNylin (08 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Instructor ability to download all student questions and responses in date range

Suggested by: CNylin (08 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Give instructors acess to detailed metrics for their course

Suggested by: Ryan Calvert (01 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 01 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Average and total points separate by questions and reponses

Suggested by: Lucia Summers (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 26 May, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Flexible grading deadlines

Suggested by: Brittany Peterson (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 07 May, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Faculty and TA sparks should be unlimited

Suggested by: Melissa (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 07 May, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add a "show all" button to student leader profiles

Suggested by: Melissa (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 07 May, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add a checkbox to note graded discussions

Suggested by: Melissa (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 07 May, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Allow more features for hashtags

Suggested by: Travis Martin (06 May, '20) Upvoted: 06 May, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ability to manually adjust participation report

Suggested by: Sara Pasquinelli (17 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 17 Apr, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Email Reminder notification to students

Suggested by: Franck Vigneron (08 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 08 Apr, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sort Gradebook by Total Grades

Suggested by: Packback Suggestion (07 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 07 Apr, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Class Announcement Feature

Suggested by: Packback Suggestion (06 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 06 Apr, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Require students to register with either their official school email or the email that was provided.

Suggested by: Cody Buczkowski (17 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 17 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Updates to report downloaded

Suggested by: Anne Parayil (17 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 17 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add a text box to the grading options where a professor can explain expectations

Suggested by: Katie Stakland (09 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Differentiate what type of plagiarism students are being moderated for so they know how to edit it

Suggested by: Anne (03 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 03 Mar, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Combine all student submissions in one view for instructor reading

Suggested by: Steve Sharp (25 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 25 Feb, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

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