Pinning is a tool we introduced in order for professors to call attention to a question (usually posed as a weekly topic or a general professor message) and have students respond to it. Pinned questions can be used in a wide variety of ways!
How to Pin Posts
We've made the process for pinning a post easy for you to accomplish quickly. Take a look at our instructional video for step-by-step instructions on how you can go about pinning a post in your Packback community!
Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Pin Posts
- On the “Options” drop-down tab for that question, click “Pin this”
- The question will automatically go to the top of the curiosity feed
- This question will remain at the top until a new question has been pinned.
Since our current functionality only allows us to pin one question at a time, keep in mind that if you wanted to pin a new question, the previous one will be removed from the top of the feed and moved back into chronological posting order.
Why Do We Use Pinned Questions?
Pinning is a great way to bring your students’ attention to a particular question/topic as it will be the first post they see when opening the community. By pinning your own question or a student's question, you can set an exemplar of question types you want to see from your students.
Pinning is also a great way to highlight a thread of discussion from students who went above and beyond!
When Should You Use Pinned Questions?
- Pinning should be utilized at least once a week
- Set a goal to pin one question every week
- This can either be a question you want to post related to something covered in class that you want every student to respond to, OR, this can be an outstanding question a student asked that you want everyone to see!