Yes! In order to register for your Packback community, we do ask that all students purchase access. Packback is priced per community, per semester with no recurring payments. So you will paying for each course that you join.
How much does my community cost?
Your instructor may choose to use any of our Packback Products (Questions, Instruct, Deep Dives, or the Packback Bundle). Each product has the following initial starting prices:
- Packback Questions: $29
- Packback Deep Dives: $29
- Packback Instruct: An additional $10 to whichever of the above products they choose
- Packback Bundle (Questions, Instruct, and Deep Dives): $49
- PLEASE NOTE: Curiosity Credits do not apply to the Packback Bundle
However, with our Curiosity Credits program, you will pay $3 less for every next community purchase, up to a maximum of $15 off. So if your current community purchase was $29, the next one will be only $26, and so on.
Why do I have to pay for Packback access?
We provide not only a tool, but a service to both students and professors. In order to maintain Packback as a safe and engaging community, our team puts tireless work into moderation and coaching. The access fee that you pay helps to cover the service cost from our team!
In comparison to other discussion platforms such as Blackboard, Canvas, or Moodle, keep in mind that even though you don’t pay a separate fee for them, the fee is still rolled into your tuition costs. However, those platforms do not offer the level of service, hands-on support, and care that our team does to every student and professor.