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Piazza Account Creation and Modify Your Settings

Piazza is two products - Piazza Q&A and Piazza Network.  The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning only supports the use of Piazza Q&A, which is a third party online discussion board that instructors may use to facilitate learning in their courses.  Piazza Network is only available to students. 

This article provides guidance on creating a Piazza account and modifying your account settings to only use Piazza Q&A in coursework.

If an instructor has opted to use the Piazza Q&A online discussion board in your class, you will see a left menu item “Piazza” in your Canvas site.  This link will bring you to the Piazza platform, and prompt you to create an account, if you do not already have one, or will pass you through automatically if you have used it before.

If you are creating an account for the first time, it will ask you to verify additional academic information. This is not required to participate in the Piazza Q&A discussion board, and it is our recommendation that you think carefully about any information you share.  If you do not wish to share information with Piazza, you can choose “I’m not pursuing a degree” before you continue.  This will not limit your ability to use Piazza Q&A.

If at any time you wish to verify your account settings, you can go to the gear in the top, right of the screen.

Verify Account Settings

For additional assistance on how to use Piazza Q&A, please see the Piazza Support Center. For general help, please contact

Additional How To Documentation

For more information on how to use more of the features in Piazza Q&A, please review the following guides provided by the vendor.