Piazza is a platform for instructors to efficiently manage class discussions. Students can post questions and collaborate to edit responses to these questions. Instructors can also answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted content.

Piazza is designed to simulate real class discussion. It aims to get high-quality answers to difficult questions, fast!


  • Wiki-style format enables collaboration in a single space
  • Features LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax, and code blocking
  • Questions and posts needing immediate action are highlighted
  • Instructors endorse answers to keep the class on track
  • Anonymous posting encourages every student to participate
  • Highly customizable online polls

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Using Piazza in your Canvas course

Follow the steps in the Piazza Getting Started Guide for Instructors to learn how to:

  • Create a Class
  • Enrolling Students
  • Viewing the Students’ View of Piazza
  • Blocking Student Self-Enrollment

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use Piazza for class discussion. Visit the Piazza learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, steps for getting started, and support options.

Student Resources

Using Piazza in your Canvas course

To use the Piazza tool in your Canvas course, click on the Piazza link in your Canvas course navigation.

For more information, see the online documentation below or the Piazza Help Guides for Students.


Attend the twice daily synchronous Piazza demos and office hours for faculty, schedule your demo with Piazza.