Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


Piazza is a forum-like platform designed to facilitate higher quality collaborative discussion. Piazza is integrated in Sakai, where faculty can manage discussions in a course site by posting prompts, answering questions, endorsing student responses, and editing posted content. Features such as a wiki format, the ability to highlight for immediate reply, and polls promote collaboration.

Update December 2020 - Piazza will be moving to a paid/contribution-supported model starting January 2021. Loyola faculty can continue to use Piazza freely through August 1, 2021 with the contribution-supported model. The Piazza tool will also remain available for use in Sakai course sites.  For more information on these Piazza changes, please visit Paid Model for Piazza Q&A.

Loyola's Academic Technology Committee (ATC) will be meeting on February 1, 2021 to discuss the possibility of acquiring a Piazza institutional license for Fall 2021. Additional informaton and updates will be posted here as they become available.

Getting Started

The following self-help rescources are designed to get you started with using Piazza.


Piazza Quick Start Guide

Piazza in Sakai


Piazza Quick Start Guide

Ongoing Support

Faculty and students can search the knowledge base at Piazza Support to find answers to frequently asked questions. Piazza also provides assistance by phone at 800-818-4124 or email to team@piazza.com. For assistance with Sakai, please contact the ITS Service Desk at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu or 775-508-4ITS.


Last Modified:   Wed, April 21, 2021 11:14 AM CDT