Piazza Q&A is a web-based, collaborative, real-time, question-and-answer platform. Piazza is integrated within Canvas, supported by ITS, and available to all U-M instructors free of charge. Students can use it to ask questions and to contribute collaboratively to community-edited responses. Options are provided for students to ask questions anonymously. Instructors can provide answers and endorsements for student contributions and can edit and delete any posted comments.
The university has a data protection agreement with Piazza Technologies that provides for the protection of student data and privacy in Piazza Q&A, while providing students the option to opt-in to Piazza’s ancillary services. This agreement means that Piazza Q&A can be used for the maintenance and sharing of student data regulated by FERPA.