Canvas - Piazza in Canvas (UW-Madison)

This page provides instructions on how to find, add, and access Piazza Q&A in Canvas.

Piazza Q&A integrates with the Canvas Learning Management System. This means that you can create a discussion or Q&A website that is tied to and accessible from your Canvas course for anyone enrolled in your class. Piazza integrates with your course roster, so students who join Piazza from your course will be automatically signed in as themselves. 

Adding Piazza to Your Course

Piazza has already been integrated with Canvas. However, in order to make the tool accessible you will have to add it to your course navigation bar. To do this:
  1. Click on Settings, then select the Navigation tab. At the bottom of the page is a list of tools that are not in the navigation bar. 
  2. Locate Piazza and drag and drop it into the list of tools directly above.
Navigation Piazza

Launching Piazza

  1. To launch the tool, click on the Piazza link in the Navigation bar. This will open the Piazza creation walk through.
Launching Piazza
  1. Verify that all the information is correct, enter your estimated enrollment for the course, and click on Create Class. This will take you to another course creation screen. If you already have created an account with Piazza, simply enter your password.  If not it will walk you through creating an account. After entering our password, select the I have read and agree to Piazza's Terms of Use option, then click Continue.
FInal course creation page

Once you click Continue, the actual Piazza website will launch within Canvas. (Note: You do not need to upload your course roster.  Students will automatically get added to the Piazza roster as they click on the link in your Canvas course)  For more information on Piazza and its features click here.

If you are experiencing any difficulties or issues with Piazza, please contact Piazza support 24/7 at

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Keywords:Piazza, discussion, discuss, online, Canvas, LMS, Q&A, integration, faculty, instructor, TA,   Doc ID:63736
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:UW-Madison Canvas
Created:2016-05-31 08:52 CSTUpdated:2016-11-03 11:15 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison, UW-Madison Canvas
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