I love the fact that the team at Piazza is constantly implementing features to improve the effectiveness of the software and making sure it can be better used in facilitating independent learning. The site makes social learning a breeze and has reduced so much redundancy in instructor-to-student communications. I absolutely love the site and have used this platform for every class I teach ever since I learned about it.
Piazza provides a great venue for all students to ask questions and to provide help. This is particularly beneficial for students who are shy or who are not comfortable interacting in a traditional classroom setting. It is a great service where students help each other, learn from each other, and where longer discussions take place.
I love using Piazza for answering student questions; the user interface is unbelievably nicer than anything else I've seen. It is easy to enter text and easy to see what questions need answering; It is just easy to use.
Instructors can create a Piazza for their class with a single click.
Students and instructors are automatically enrolled with appropriate roles, based on the course roster.
When clicking on Piazza in BeachBoard, users are automatically signed in to Piazza, so there's no need to remember a separate user name and password.