Adding the Packback Tool/Link To Your Learning Management System

Packback is compatible for integration with most Learning Management System (LMS) platforms, including Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, and Moodle. This article lays out for you how you can go about enabling Packback in your school's Learning Management System. If you'd prefer a more visual guide than written step-by-step instructions, we've made videos just for you!

How to Add Packback to Blackboard

Follow along with this video instruction to learn how you can go about enabling the Packback integration in Blackboard. If you'd prefer to read written instructions, scroll down just below the video for an in-depth walk through.

Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Add Packback to Blackboard

  1. To enable Packback in your course on Blackboard, open the module/course in which you’d like to use Packback.
  2. Find Customization on the left hand side.
  3. Select Tool Availability from the Customization dropdown.
  4. If your institution has enabled Packback as a tool that can be displayed in the Tool Availability section, you should see Packback Questions as an available tool in the menu.
    • If you do not see Packback as an available tool, you may need to contact your school’s IT department and ask them to enable the “Tool Availability” placement for Packback in your course. If you need any assistance, please contact our team at help@packback.co
  5. Next, select Tools from the menu on the left.
  6. Find Packback Questions in the menu of available Tools.

From there, you're ready to connect your Learning Management System course to Packback. Take a look at this Help Center article for instructions on how to do that!

How to Add Packback to Canvas

Follow along with this video instruction to learn how you can go about enabling the Packback integration in Canvas. If you'd prefer to read written instructions, scroll down just below the video for an in-depth walk through.

Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Add Packback to Canvas

  1. To enable Packback in your course on Canvas, open the module/course where you'd like to enable Packback. Then, click Settings.
  2. From here, click Navigation.
  3. If your institution has enabled Packback as a tool that can be displayed in the navigation bar for a course, you should see Packback as an available tool at the bottom of the page, below your active navigation elements.
    • If you do not see Packback as an available tool, you may need to contact your school's IT department and ask them to enable the "Navigation" placement for Packback in your course. If you need any assistance, please contact our team at help@packback.co
  4. To add Packback to your course, simply drag the item "Packback Questions" into the desired spot in the navigation bar and then click Save. You'll immediately see Packback Questions appear in the left hand sidebar navigation for your course.

From there, you're ready to connect your Learning Management System course to Packback. Take a look at this Help Center article for instructions on how to do that!

How to Add Packback to D2L

Follow along with this video instruction to learn how you can go about enabling the Packback Integration in D2L. If you'd prefer to read written instructions, scroll down just below the video for an in-depth walkthrough.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Adding Packback to D2L

  1. To enable Packback in your course on D2L, open the module/course where you'd like to use Packback. Then click on Content.
  2. Next, click Add Existing Activities.
  3. Scroll down and select External Learning Tools.
  4. If your institution has enabled Packback as a tool that can be displayed in the navigation bar for your course, you should see Packback as an available tool in the dropdown.
    • If you do not see Packback as an available tool, you may need to contact your school's IT department and ask them to enable Packback as a tool that can be used for your course. If you need any assistance, please contact our team at help@packback.co.
  5. Once you click Packback, the link will automatically be added to your course's homepage.
  6. You can drag the newly created link anywhere you'd like on your homepage. For example, under "Table of Contents" on the left hand side.

From there, you're ready to connect your Learning Management System course to Packback. Take a look at this Help Center article for instructions on how to do that!

How to Add Packback to Blackboard Learn

Follow along with this video instruction to learn how you can go about enabling the Packback integration in Blackboard Learn. If you'd prefer to read written instructions, scroll down just below the video for an in-depth walkthrough.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Adding Packback to Blackboard Learn

  1. To enable Packback in your course on Blackboard Learn, select the course/module where you'd like to use Packback. Click Build Content.
  2. If your institution has enabled Packback as an available tool for your course, you should see Packback Questions in the dropdown menu.
    • If you do not see Packback as an available tool, you may need to contact your school's IT department and ask them to enable the "Build Content" placement for Packback in your course. If you need any assistance, please contact our team at help@packback.co
  3. Label your module, for example: "Week 1 - Packback Discussion" and add the description from the syllabus or lesson plan. This will create the LTI link!
  4. Add points possible for the lesson. Example: 20.
  5. From here, you have a few choices that are completely optional. You can make the module visible (or not visible) to students, set an absolute due date, or select date restrictions.
  6. Click Submit.

From there, you're ready to connect your Learning Management System course to Packback. Take a look at this Help Center article for instructions on how to do that!

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