Add Piazza to your Canvas Course Site

Piazza is an online discussion website that gives students anonymity options to encourage everyone—even shy students—to ask and answer questions. Instructor endorsements of good questions and answers let instructors push the class in the right direction.

Piazza Benefits

  • Ask students directly for anonymous feedback by posting a poll after a lecture.
  • Wiki-style QA makes finding the (single) answer easy.
  • Create a class that’s student-driven, instructor-controlled.
  • Manage course QA.
  • View class participation to learn more about your students.

Never seen Piazza before? See what Piazza looks like before you set one up for yourself: Piazza Demo Course

  • With integrating Piazza into your Canvas course, the students will not have to leave the site in order to participate.

Here are some Piazza (Vendor) Professor Success Stories.

How to add Piazza to your Canvas Course Site

  1. Go to Settings from your Course Navigation, then “Navigation”. Piazza will be disabled by default, so in order to enable Piazza, you will want to drag it up into the navigation that is visible to the students.
screenshot to show how to enable piazza

1. To Create a Piazza Course, fill out the information under “Create a Piazza Course”.

2. To Link to an Existing Piazza Course, fill out the information under “Already Created a Class in Piazza”.

screenshot on how to create course in piazza or link to piazza course.

3. If you already have an account with Piazza, please log in with your password.

screenshot on logging into piazza account

4. If you do not have a Piazza account, please follow the prompts on the screen:

screenshot on creating a piazza account
screenshot of more optins
screenshot of piazza careers.

5. Once you are logged in, you will see the Piazza course within your shell. You will not have to log into Piazza again.

screenshot of how piazza appears within canvas course.