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Piazza for Students

This documentation is designed to help students navigate through the Piazza tool. To get started, please follow the instructions below.

Creating an Account

  1. Click on the link in the welcome email you received from Piazza team.Screenshot showing the welcome email from Piazza.
  2. Complete the form. If you already have an account in Piazza, you will not need to do this, and will enroll in a class directly.Screenshot of the Piazza account form.
  3. You can enable community features right away or skip them for later.Screenshot showing the option of whether or not to enable the community features.
  4. Read the terms of service and privacy policy and click ‘I Agree’.Screenshot for Terms of Agreement

Post a Note

  1. Click the ‘New Post’ button.Screenshot for Step 1
  2. Select ‘Note’ as the post type.
  3. Select the audience for your post. You can either share your note with the entire class or post it privately for the instructor only.
  4. Select a folder to post in. You can select more than one folders.
  5. Write a one line summary.
  6. Enter the content.
  7. Post as yourself, anonymous to classmates, or anonymous to everyone.
  8. Click on ‘Post My Note’ button to post.Screenshot showing steps 2 through 8.

Post a Question

  1. Click the ‘New Post’ button.Screenshot for step 1
  2. Select ‘Question’ as the post type.
  3. Select the audience for your question. You can either ask it to the entire class or ask privately to the instructor only.
  4. Select a folder to post the question. You can select more than one folders.
  5. Add a one line summary or title.
  6. Write the question.
  7. Post question as yourself, anonymous to classmates, or anonymous to everyone.
  8. Click on ‘Post My Question’ button to post.Screenshot showing steps 2 through 8

Insert an image, file or a video to the Post

  1. Click the ‘New Post’ button.Screenshot for Step 1
  2. Select ‘Note’ as the post type.
  3. Select the audience for your post. You can either share your note with the entire class or post it privately for the instructor only.
  4. Select a folder to post the question. You can select more than one folders.
  5. Add a one line summary or title.
  6. Click ‘insert’, then select the file, image or the video option.
  7. Fill out the content, if needed.
  8. Click on ‘Post My Note’ button to post.Screenshots showing steps 2 through 8

Note: To explore more on how to use Piazza, please see the Piazza Support Documentation.