Setting up Packback Gradebook Sync Assignments (LTI 1.3)

If you are hoping to have Packback sync to the gradebook built within your Learning Management System then you've landed on the right page! Below you will find direct links to instructions on setting up Gradebook Sync with LTI 1.3.

Please Note: If you are unsure whether your school is currently using LTI 1.3 or LTI 1.1, please contact help@packback.co for confirmation. 

Step-by-Step Instructions to Setup Gradebook Sync with LTI 1.3

  1. Before you can set up Gradebook Sync, you'll want to make sure you've added Packback as a tool in your Learning Management System. You can follow along with the instructions in our Help Center article here to do so!
  2. In your LMS, click the Packback link to access your community.
  3. Before you can initiate Gradebook Sync, make sure to confirm that you have your community posting deadlines and grading requirements are set up. If you still need to do so, you can follow our instructions for setting up your grading requirements here
  4. Once you’ve confirmed that, you’re ready to setup Gradebook Sync! On the left hand side panel of your community, click Gradebook Sync.
  5. Here you’ll be asked to confirm your assignment deadlines and posting requirements. Take a moment to scroll through to make sure everything
  6. You’ll be asked to set your preferences:
    • Gradebook Sync: On/Off
    • Sync Frequency: Auto or Manual
      • Auto = Packback will do the work for you by automatically syncing your gradebook to your LMS after each deadline you’ve set up has passed
      • Manual = You will have the autonomy to send your Packback grades to your LMS at your discretion! 
  7. After setting your Gradebook Sync preferences, confirm that everything looks good and click Save Changes.

How does Packback create a grade in my LMS gradebook?

Auto Gradebook Sync

Packback does the work for you! When a deadline passes, our system pushes the grades from your Packback community gradebook into a new column in your LMS gradebook. It’s as simple as that! 

Manual Gradebook Sync

Whenever you’re ready to sync gradebooks, go to your Packback community gradebook by clicking View Gradebook button on the left-hand side panel.

At the top of your gradebook you'll see a Sync Grades button. Click that to initiate the sync. This will create columns for each grading period in your LMS gradebook and will keep everything up-to-date.

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Will a student’s grade still sync if they don’t access Packback through the LMS?

Students should only access their community through their LMS. If they are doing so externally (directly through the Packback site), the LMS will be unable to recognize the work they've done.

As long as they are doing that and staying up-to-date with Packback assignments, their grades should be reflected in your LMS gradebook the same way they do in the Packback gradebook when a sync is initiated. 

Having trouble?

If you're experiencing technical issues with any of the above, please reach out to our Support Team at help@packback.co. A representative will be along shortly to provide you with thorough assistance!

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