Piazza, the premier social learning platform, announced the launch of the Piazza Q&A App in Microsoft AppSource. The Piazza Q&A platform brings unique capability to Teams, rounding out a complete suite of education tools for instructors in a single environment. With more schools and universities supporting classes online in response to COVID-19, the coupling of Piazza and Teams adds streamlined workflows for educators, making their transition and ongoing delivery of virtual courses easier.
“We are excited to make Piazza available in Microsoft Teams to allow educators to complement Piazza’s discussion capabilities with Teams’ video functionality for live lectures and chat feature for one-off communication,” said Pooja Sankar, CEO of Piazza.
“As educators continue to navigate and evolve their courses through a virtual setting, it is important to provide them access to a robust set of tools in one place that they can leverage to deliver a seamless online learning experience for students,” said Pooja Sankar, founder and CEO of Piazza. “To meet the expanding communication needs of educators, we are excited to make available in Microsoft Teams to allow educators to complement Piazza’s discussion capabilities with Teams’ video functionality for live lectures and chat feature for one-off communication.”
“I am thrilled to see integrated into Microsoft Teams. Until now, there was no other app out there that provides forum functionality with Microsoft Teams. Piazza is a wonderful medium for people to share information,” said Eric Edlund, Assistant Professor of Physics, SUNY Cortland. “I am looking forward to using this for one of my online classes, so that students can post questions about individual homework problems. You can’t reasonably organize a conversation in an ordinary chat window, you need to have topics and threads, which Piazza does wonderfully.”
Piazza and Teams Provide Easy Access to Help Educators Everywhere
Instructors are now able to access their classrooms through a single sign-on process available via Teams.
“We are pleased to welcome Q&A to Microsoft Teams, adding to the exceptional instructional solutions we offer our ecosystem of educators and academic partners,” said Dan Ayoub, general manager of education at Microsoft. “At a time when education is experiencing tremendous upheaval, Piazza brings new and timely capabilities to Teams’ suite of tools, so more students and instructors across the world can stay connected and engaged in a virtual classroom or course environment.”
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