I am happy to share that ITS has worked with Piazza to secure a universitywide license for Piazza Q&A, an online forum used by many faculty to manage class discussions and Q&A. This means that Piazza will continue to be available to all U-M instructors who would like to use it for their class, with no advertisements.
Many faculty have used Piazza over the past several years to address teaching and learning challenges specific to their courses and extend student discussion beyond the classroom. If you are not familiar with the tool, and would like to learn more, you can find additional information on the ITS website. Over the next couple weeks, Piazza is holding live, online training sessions specifically for U-M faculty. This is where you can sign up for live online training from Piazza.
We are committed to providing you with intuitive tools, like Piazza, that not only improve educational opportunities, but help extend our culture of care and support for one another during COVID-19 and beyond.
Please reach out if you have any questions or feedback about Piazza or any of the services that ITS provides to the university community. I would love to hear from you.
Ravi Pendse, PhD
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan