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Changes often force us to adapt in ways we’ve never experienced, which can be a major driver of personal (and even professional) growth and development.

Piazza

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." (https://piazza.com/professors/show/jennifer_schwartz, retrieved 8/3/20)

Support

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

https://support.piazza.com/support/home

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