How do I set up a Piazza discussion board for my site?
By Default, the Piazza tool is not listed in the Canvas course site navigation panel. Instructors must first add the Piazza tool to the Canvas course site.
To add the Piazza tool to a Canvas site, Click Settings.
This displays the Canvas course site settings page.
Click the Navigation tab.
Click and Drag the Piazza tool from the Hidden tool to the Active tools, then click Save.
This will add the Piazza tool to the Canvas course site.
Go to Piazza.
.The first time you click on the Piazza tool, the Create Your Class page is displayed.
Add estimated enrollment number, then click Create Class.
Note: If you would like to use one of your existing Piazza sites, click Search.
Create Account, click Continue.
If you do not already have a Piazza user account, you will need to create one.
Your username is your e-mail address. Remember your username / password. You will need your password to add your account to future Piazza discussion boards or to access your Piazza discussion boards at http://piazza.com online or through a mobile app.
If you already have a Piazza account, you may have to confirm the account password.
View the Piazza discussion board.
After the class and account have been created, your Piazza discussion board will be displayed each time you click on the Piazza tool.
Unless the instructor or organizer of the Canvas site sets-up an "Access Code", other Tufts University Piazza account holders can freely search for and join the Piazza site (not the Canvas site). To prevent non-Canvas site accounts from joining the Piazza site follow the "Access Code" directions at :
If an instructor does not add an access code to the Piazza site, students enrolled in the Canvas site can access the Piazza site from the Canvas site interface and students not enrolled in the class can join the Piazza class from some other Piazza site.
If an instructor does add the access code to the Piazza site, students enrolled in the Canvas site can still access the Piazza site from the Canvas site interface but students not enrolled in the class can only join the Piazza class from some other Piazza site if they have the access code.