Canvas - Integration - Packback

Packback is approved for use within the Digital Learning Environment (DLE). This product can be acquired by special request on a unit-by-unit basis. Contact your institutional Canvas admin for more information.


Packback is an online discussion tool that provides alternative approaches to how students engage with online discussion forums by allowing students to ask the questions within the discussion rather than instructors. Packback uses machine learning to give students instant feedback while they write in the discussion forum.


This product must be licensed or paid-for through student fees.

New Users

Interested faculty and staff should contact their institutional admin if they are interested in using this tool. 



Once the tool is enabled in your course, follow the steps outlined in the instructor getting started guide or follow the steps in this helpful video: Adding Packback to Canvas

You can also enable Packback Gradebook Sync in Canvas.


Students may login to Packback with a Packback account. If students are unable to login, they should contact Packback support for assistance.


  • Instructors needing support with the LTI integration should contact their institution's office responsible for Canvas support.
  • Instructors can review Educator Support resources for assistance with the platform.
  • Students can review Student Support resources for assistance with the platform.


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KeywordsExternal Tool Applications LTI Packback CanvasDoc ID118690
OwnerBenjamin G.GroupUWSA DLE
Created2022-05-25 10:06:27Updated2022-08-08 20:00:55
SitesUW System Administration DLE, UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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