Piazza is an online question-and-answer application that instructors can use to encourage written discussions involving students, teaching assistants, and instructors. Piazza supports wiki-like collaboration, post endorsing, anonymous posting, and polling.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Piazza is a web application integrated with Connect. Students must create separate Piazza accounts the first time they use the tool in order to comply with BC privacy legislation.

To add a Piazza discussion forum in Connect:

  1. Log in to your Connect course.
  2. Access the content area.
  3. Hover on "Tools", and select "Piazza" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Under "Tool Information", type in a name and a description.
  5. Under "Options", choose "Yes" for permitting users to view this content.
  6. Once you are satisfied with the other options, click "Submit".
  7. The link to Piazza is now created in the content area. Click the link.
  8. Click "Submit" again.
  9. A new window will pop up. Under "Create Your Class on Piazza", enter your estimated enrolment number.
  10. Once you are satisfied with the other settings, click "Create Class".
  11. Finally, click "Continue" in the new page that opens.

Now you will have your students:

  1. Access Piazza through the link you that you have created.
  2. Enter their email and set a password or—if they already have a Piazza account—enter the email address and password for that account.
  3. Click "Continue" to launch Piazza.

For using the tool after setup, reference Piazza's help topics or read about some real-life teaching examples.

What tools can I use with this?

Piazza is a web application integrated with Connect. A Connect course shell is required to take advantage of the integration.

Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.

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