We've created this page to inform you of product updates that our team is working on. We're always eager to learn how we can continue to improve our product. Drop us a note at productfeedback@piazza.com, we'd love to hear from you!


May 10, 2021 Updates: 

  • [Released] Added functionality to Piazza Lite (support for polls and upvoting)

  • [Released] Improvements to text editor which include code compiler and live preview

  • [Released] Auto-saved drafts on all responses (answers, followups, and new posts)

  • [Released] Added keyboard shortcuts in editor for easier post creation: to submit post use Ctrl- (or Cmd-) Enter; to save a draft use Ctrl-S; to toggle live preview pane use Ctrl-P

  • [Released] Support for SSO

  • [Released] Support for LTI 1.3 

  • [In queue] Accessibility improvements to Piazza site

  • [In queue] Rewriting Q&A section of Piazza to React to improve user experience


January 27, 2021 Updates: 

  • [Released] Nested folders for easier class topic organization
  • [Released] A "student's view" for when you need to pull up a safe-view of Piazza in front of your class (during live lecture or office hours)   

  • [Released] Improvements to polls to easily create and edit polls (for flipped classrooms)

  • [In queue] Adding support for polls, upvoting and filters in Piazza Lite

  • [In queue] Auto-saving drafts on all responses (answers, followups and new posts)

  • [In queue] Runnable code snippets

  • [In queue] Support for SSO and SAML

  • [In queue] Support for LTI 1.3 and ‘Automatic Roster Sync’ from within your LMS


December 15, 2020 Updates: 

  • [Released] Nested folders for easier class topic organization
  • [Released] Statistics export tool to view student contributions and participation stats to specific posts
  • [Released] A "student's view" for when you need to pull up Piazza in front of your students    

  • [Released] Instructor only followups for easier communication with teaching staff

  • [Released] Improvements to polls to easily create and edit polls

  • [Released] Site license dashboard to purchase instructor and department site licenses

  • [In queue] Accessibility enhancements and improvements to Piazza Lite

  • [In queue] Ability to have free-form answers for polls

November 11, 2020 Updates: 

  • [Released] Nested folders for easier class topic organization

  • [Released] Statistics export tool to view student contributions and participation stats to specific posts

  • [Released] A "student's view" for when you need to pull up Piazza in front of your students

  • [Released] Instructor only followups for easier communication with teaching staff

  • [In queue] Improvements to polls to easily create and edit polls

  • [In queue] Accessibility enhancements and improvements to Piazza Lite

  • [In queue] Site license dashboard to purchase instructor and department site licenses

  • [In queue] Instructor only folders to give you and your teaching staff a designated folder for post


October 2, 2020 Updates: 

  • [Released] Uploading groups as a CSV file to easily assign students in a section to groups
  • [Released] Ability to shut down a class entirely by hiding all posts in class

  • [Released] Option for instructors to only allow private posts in their class

  • [Released] Ability for professors to disable the Resolved/Unresolved toggle for their class

  • [In queue] Improvements to polls to easily create and edit copied polls

  • [In queue] Nested folders for easier class topic organization

  • [In queue] A "student's view" for when you need to pull up Piazza in front of your students

  • [In queue] Statistics export tool to view student contributions and participation stats to specific posts (tallied by student)


September 3, 2020 Updates:

  • [Released] Ability to organize class drop down menu
  • [Released] Improvements to markdown editor
  • [Released] Ability to schedule class lock times, and enable private posts only when class is locked
  • [Released] Allow adding students to a private post from edit mode
  • [Released] Addition of mhchem to LaTeX editor to write chemical equations
  • [Released] Ability to edit group names
  • [Released] Ability to edit resource section names
  • [In queue] Uploading groups as a CSV file to easily assign students in a section to groups
  • [In queue] Improvements to polls to easily create and edit copied polls
  • [In queue] Statistics export tool to view student contributions and participation stats to specific posts (tallied by student)


April 22, 2020 Updates: 

  • [Released] Updated folders functionality so you can now rearrange and rename folders
  • [Released] Live Q&A feature where students can easily ask and upvote questions as you’re running your class
  • [Released] Upgraded rich text editor to better support copying/pasting images
  • [Released] Functionality to lock a post/class during exams
  • [In queue] Ability to only let students create private posts when class is locked
  • [In queue] Ability to organize your class drop down menu


January 30, 2020 Updates: 

  • [Released] Ability to add additional instructors and students to a private post
  • [Released] Ability to create a new folder while creating a post
  • [Released] Ability to customize the color of your class menu bar for improved class differentiation
  • [Released] Ability to easily copy and paste post and followup links
  • [Released] Ability for students to mark fellow classmates’ comments as helpful
  • [Released] Ability to add posts to a reading list, so students can easily discover critical information
  • [In queue] Upgrading rich text editor to better support copying/pasting images
  • [In queue] Functionality to differentiate between different anonymous posters in same thread


Dec 13th, 2019 Updates: 

  • [Released] Duplicate post detection when asking a question, to help reduce redundant posts
  • [Released] Released ability to revoke a student's posting privileges, temporarily or permanently
  • [Released] Easier access to drafts via the folder bar
  • [Released] ‘Disable post history’ feature now located next to history slider bar for easier access
  • [Released] Improved helper text on add/drop functionality when uploading an updated student roster
  • [Released] Improved helper text to change private posts to anonymous public posts
  • [Released] Ability to request Piazza stickers for students in your class!
  • [In queue] Ability to tag posts as Reading List so students can more easily discover critical information about their class
  • [In queue] Ability to add additional instructors and students to a private post
  • [In queue] Ability to create a new folder while creating a post
  • [In queue] Ability to customize the color of your class menu bar for improved class differentiation


Nov 23rd, 2019 Updates: 

  • [Released] Improved refresh of left feed panel so it stays in sync with class activity
  • [Released] Easy access to Piazza Network resources to increase transparency to professors and students
  • [Released] Ability for instructors to endorse followups
  • [Released] iOS - Rewrite of WebView implementation to be lighter weight and improve stability
  • [Released] Android – Fix intermittent bug with pasting text into new posts, answers, follow-ups
  • [In queue] Improving the search result experience; adding support for duplicate post detection
  • [In queue] Continuous improvements to our iOS and Android apps on frequently requested items


Oct 26th, 2019 Updates:

  • [Released] Ability to download your class posts via the Statistics page as a JSON/CSV file
  • [Released] Students can no longer save their names as "Anonymous"
  • [Released] Support to update files in Class Resources so that links do not become stale
  • [In queue] Improving refresh of left feed panel so it stays in sync with class activity
  • [In queue] Improving the search result experience; adding support for duplicate post detection
  • [In queue] Improvements to our iOS and Android apps on frequently requested items