My department (comp sci) went from 2 courses last fall to maybe a half using Piazza this time around. All that despite strong institutional push to use Blackboard.
Thank you for the nice gift of the Piazza end-of-term reports for my three classes. And for all the improvements to the software that were happening all term, right before my students’ eyes!
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 Blackboard, users are automatically signed in to Piazza, so there's no need to remember a separate user name and password.