[ay15-16] Moodle (Instructor) - Using Piazza

This article shows how to create and use Piazza in Moodle for instructors.

Creating Piazza Course As An Instructor

In your Moodle course: 
  • Click "Turn editing on" 
  • Click "add an activity or resource"
  • Choose "External Tool" and click "add"
  • Give the activity a name, e.g. "Piazza"
  • From the drop down list labeled "External tool type", pick "Piazza"

  • Leave the "Launch URL" and all the privacy fields blank
  • The rest of the settings are common to other modules in, choose the settings you prefer. Note that Piazza activities are not graded.
  • Click "Save and return to course"
Back in the course, click on your Piazza activity and create the Piazza course page.

Tips For Creating the Piazza course page

  • When choosing a name for the course, names and numbers like "Chemistry" and "101" are likely in use for a different course so you will need to think of a different variation (e.g. adding your last name) to the course name
  • You DO NOT need to enroll students to the Piazza course page
  • If you would like to add a course description/ announcements go to the "Resources" tab 
After done configuring your class, you will be taken directly to the Piazza course when clicking on the activity in Moodle







Keywords:piazza, external tools, instructor   Doc ID:31167
Owner:Mike Z.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-06-25 10:59 CDTUpdated:2015-06-17 16:23 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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