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Piazza: An Alternative to Blackboard's Discussion Board (Updated 9/3/14)

noon – 1:00 pm, Thursday, September 4 (2014), Hurst CTRL Lab 202

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Encourage discussion and student collaboration through Piazza's Q&A forum. The layout of Piazza engages students during class through real time updates, anonymity options, and mobile app accessibility. Piazza's multimedia embedding shows diagrams, images, and videos within the forum, as opposed to linking participants to another site. Piazza eliminates redundant student emails by allowing for both students and instructors to edit answers to perfection. This workshop shows you how to set up a Piazza for your course, use the LaTeX editor to post equations and formulas, embed multimedia, post handouts and homework alongside Q&A, and how to monitor statistics so that you can track student participation.

You can attend all workshops in person or online.

This series of one-hour hands-on workshops for faculty on the use and pedagogy of new technologies and software in the classroom offers a variety of topics each semester. For more information about each workshop, and to register, go to Please contact Anna Olsson ( or x6077) for additional information.

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