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NOTE: sent by the vender..."Where instructors wish to continue to use Piazza freely, you can do so with our ad-supported model through August 1, 2021. After August 1, 2021, Piazza’s premium features -- polls, class statistics, and class-locking capabilities -- will no longer be available under the ad-supported can reach out to our team at to engage on purchasing a license."

Piazza is a 3rd party plugin to the Cal Poly Canvas system. It is a free Question and Answer platform that can be used for your classes and also connect outside users with your students. 

  • 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

What makes Piazza different from other forums?
"There are two key differences: First, the piazza platform is very intuitive to use so it’s easy for TAs and students to start using it right away. Second, I also really like the ‘wiki’ format where everyone contributes to one common answer – this is what really saves time because then you don’t have to read through a giant thread of comments." (, retrieved 8/3/20)


Piazza is a Q&A tool that is supported by Piazza Technologies. Please see the instructions and support below.

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