Make announcements and notify your whole class instantly.
Instant email and mobile push notifications keep the whole class up to date with what's happening in their courses.
Whether it's an interesting link to share or an urgent doubt in the middle of the night, anyone in the class can ask a question or start a discussion.
Upload your class material or post links or videos to share with the whole class.
Whether it's an assignment or just a recommended reading, you can set deadlines for students and collect all their submissions at once.
Backpack eliminates the need of a course website by easily letting you post all information and logistics about your course at one place.
Backpack lets you send individual grades and feedback to students. You can even easily import and export from excel.
Mark your whole class' attendance in seconds or upload via an excel sheet.
Students and Groups
Managing students and organizing them into groups for submissions and communication has never been easier.
Along with replying in discussions, students can follow interesting discussions to stay updated.
Real-time polls let you get instant feedback from the whole class. Students can vote from their mobile as well.
If enabled, students can submit deadlines in a group. You can also create groups to communicate with only a few students.
TAs and co-instructors
Add teaching assistants and co-instructors to your course to collaborate on your classes.
You can enable students to post discussions anonymously so that they have a safe space for their views.
With upvotes, students can support the correct answer and you can give a badge of approval.
Android and iOS
Students get native push notifications for their course activity as well as replies to their discussions.
Most content in the apps is cached offline so that you can access it even if you don't have a connection.
Modern user experience
We wanted to ensure that we build something teachers and students actually want to use. Within minutes of using Backpack, you'll realize how easy it is to navigate and use.
Backpack is cloud based and does not require lengthy setups and manuals. You can get started in seconds.
You can easily invite students to Backpack with a joining code or add them via an excel sheet.
After your semester is over, you can choose to keep your course content hidden or visible.
When you're offering the same course next time on Backpack, we let you import content from your previous course so that you're setup in seconds.
We don't collect or use any course content uploaded by your or your students. You can delete it anytime you want.
Backpack is free for all professors and you can get your class running in seconds.Get Started