No, that’s not a typo. Piazza is a cool new tool we recently added as an option within ECLearn. Here’s how Piazza describes what it offers:
Piazza is a free platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can post questions and collaborate to edit responses to these questions. Instructors can also answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted content.
Piazza is designed to simulate real class discussion. It aims to get high quality answers to difficult questions, fast!
It also lets you or your students conduct mini-polls — cool!
If you’d like to try it out in a risk-free setting, go to your sandbox course in ECLearn, click on “Settings”, then “Navigation”, and drag the button that says “Piazza” up into the active course items, as shown here.
If you decide you like it, you can use the same method to add it to any of your live courses. As always, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!