To purchase an instructor or department license, you can visit the "Piazza License Portal" from the gear dropdown menu in the top right of your screen, starting December 2020. Here, you can purchase an individual instructor license or multiple instructor licenses as well as a department license for your department. It's free to get started. A credit card is not required when creating or setting up your class. Payment is due 3 weeks after class start date, to allow for add/drop window.


K-12 classes and classes with up to 25 students do not require licenses and are on a pay-what-you-can basis


When you purchase an instructor license, all students in your classes for that term are covered and do not need to pay.



Purchasing Licenses


Managing Licenses


Purchase an individual instructor license

An individual instructor license is $379(USD)/term for 400 student max class size, $429/term for 700 student max class size, and $479/term for unlimited class size. When you purchase an instructor license, all students in your classes for that term are covered and do not need to pay.


To purchase an individual instructor license, first select 'Individual instructor license':



Then select the relevant license for your max class size:



Then select the term for your license:



After you have made your selections, click 'Proceed to payment' to finalize your purchase.



Purchase multiple instructor licenses

When purchasing multiple licenses, each instructor license is $379/term regardless of class size.


To purchase multiple instructor licenses, first select 'Multiple instructor licenses':



Then enter how many licenses you would like to purchase:



You do not need to select term details for your licenses at the time of purchasing. Once purchased, you can select term details at the time of assigning licenses.


After you have made your selections, click 'Proceed to payment' to finalize your purchase:



Manage instructor licenses

Once you've purchased instructor licenses, you can click 'manage' to add, view, or assign instructors to your licenses:



To assign licenses, first copy and paste instructor emails in the text box, then select the term for their licenses, and finally click 'Assign Licenses.'



Additionally, you will be able to view current license assignments as well as revoke or modify existing licenses. Licenses can be revoked or modified within 21 days of term start date.



Purchase a department license

From this portal, you can also purchase a department license. This will be based on the number of students (majors and non-majors) expected to be taking classes hosted by the department over the period of a full academic year. 


A department license for up to 2,000 students is $9,000/year and up to 3,000 students is $12,000/year. This would allow for unlimited classes per student in that department to use Piazza at no cost to them.

 

To purchase a department license, first select 'Department license' and enter a Department name (internal use only):



Then select the relevant license that will accommodate the total number of students (both majors and non-majors) that you expect will enroll in department courses:



Then select the terms for which you would like your department license to be active:



After you have made your selections, click 'Proceed to payment' to finalize your purchase.



Manage department licenses

Once you've purchased a department license, you can click 'manage' to add, view, or assign instructors to your license:



To assign licenses, first copy and paste instructor emails in the text box, then click 'Assign Licenses.' Alternatively, you can allow instructors with a department email domain to create their classes with this department license.



Additionally, you will be able to view current license assignments as well as revoke or modify existing licenses. Licenses can be revoked or modified within 21 days of term start date.



Should you have any questions regarding purchasing a license, please email us at team@piazza.com.