FAQs

Who can use Pactful?
Pactful is designed for teachers and students, ages 13+. To participate, you need Google educational accounts and the ability to view YouTube videos.

Does it cost anything?
No, Pactful is funded through donors and there are no plans at this time to charge for usage.

How many students can I invite?
During beta testing, we recommend limiting class sizes to 30 or fewer.

How many classes can I create?
During beta testing, teachers are limited to trialing with one class.

Why are there only three phases of design thinking? Aren’t there 4, 5, or 6 phases?
There are many different models used in design thinking. To simplify the process, we have combined phases. For example prototype & test is now just “Prototype.” In each phase, you’ll find a range of activities to ensure students can experience the full design thinking process.

How does the teacher track team progress?
You will see icons showing a student team’s overall progress. By clicking on team projects, you can also view documentation and the history of feedback the teacher provided the team as they submitted documents at each phase. Students can submit any files in Google Drive, including docs, drawings, photos, or videos as evidence of their work.

How do I get access?
Educators can get access by joining our beta test program or one of our events. Students should ask their teacher to complete the forms.