Institutions can purchase an enterprise site license where they would like to keep Piazza free for their instructors and students. If you wish to engage on a site license for your university, please email our team at team@piazza.com


Current customers: If you belong to one of these following institutions, please note that your school has already purchased an enterprise license (or is in the process of purchasing one) and you will not need a license at this time: Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Berkeley, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wisconsin-Madison, Boston University, UC San Diego, UC Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Colorado School of Mines, WashU, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of Southern California, Waterloo, Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Manchester, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.  


To purchase an instructor or department license, please visit the Piazza License Portal from the gear dropdown menu in the top right of your screen. If you do not have a Piazza account, and need access to this portal, please email our team at team@piazza.com, and we'll be happy to get you set up with an account! 


From the License Portal, you can purchase an individual instructor license and/or multiple instructor licenses, as well as a department/small-institute license for a department, a set of departments, or a small institute. 


When creating or setting up your class, a credit card is not required. 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. 


When you purchase an instructor license, all students in your classes for that term are covered. Similarly, when an administrator grants you an instructor license, or adds you to a department/small-institute license, all students in your classes for that term are covered. Students do not see prompts to make financial contributions, 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 help you get started, we've compiled a few helpful tips, with screenshots further below:

  • This option is used when you are purchasing an instructor license for yourself or on behalf of another instructor.
  • Instructors need a license for each term that they are teaching. For example, if an instructor is teaching in both the Fall and Spring terms, that instructor will require two licenses to cover classes taught under those two terms.
  • Classes taught under the same term on Piazza (even if year-long) are covered by a single license for that term. 
  • Classes with up to 25 students do not need licenses and will not see prompts to make financial contributions.
  • Instructors do not need multiple licenses if they are teaching multiple classes in the same term. If an instructor is teaching 2 classes in the same term, they will only need one license. That license will cover them for all their classes that term.
  • A class with multiple instructors will only need one of the instructors to purchase a license. So if a class has 3 instructors on Piazza, only one of the instructors will need a license. Additional instructors in that class will not need a license.
  • Should you wish to purchase via invoice, please click the ‘Send Invoice’ button.


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



Then select the relevant license for your max class size:



Then select if this license is for you or for a another instructor. If you are purchasing on behalf of another instructor, enter their email in the text box:



If the user does not have a Piazza account, they will receive an email invite to activate their account.


Next, select the term for your license:



After you have made your selections, click 'Pay now' to finalize your purchase.



Once you've purchased your license, you can click 'manage' under 'Manage Licenses' to manage your licenses. See below under 'Manage instructor licenses' for additional details on how to manage your purchased licenses.


Purchase multiple instructor licenses

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


Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • This option is used when you are purchasing multiple instructor license(s). You can then assign these licenses to instructors once you've purchased them.
  • Instructors need a license for each term that they are teaching. For example, if an instructor is teaching in both the Fall and Spring terms, that instructor will require two licenses to cover classes taught under those two terms.
  • Classes taught under the same term on Piazza (even if year-long) are covered by a single license for that term. 
  • Classes with fewer than 25 students do not need licenses.
  • Instructors do not need multiple licenses if they are teaching multiple classes in the same term. So if an instructor is teaching 2 classes in the same term, they will only need one license. That license will cover them for all their classes that term.
  • A class with multiple instructors will only need one of the instructors to purchase a license. So if a class has 3 instructors on Piazza, only one of the instructors will need a license. Additional instructors in that class will not need a license.
  • Should you wish to purchase via invoice, please click the ‘Send Invoice’ button.


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 'Pay now' to finalize your purchase:



Once you've purchased your licenses, you can click 'manage' under 'Manage Licenses' to manage your licenses. See below under 'Manage instructor licenses' for additional details on how to manage your purchased licenses.


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 'Add Instructors'.



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/small-institute license. 


To help you get started, we've compiled a few tips, with screenshots further below:

  • This option can be used to purchasing a license for a department, a set of departments, or a small institute. 
  • The ‘License’ options are based on the number of unique students (majors and non-majors) that you expect will be taking classes hosted by the department(s) or the institute over the period of a full academic year. Even if a student is taking 3 classes offered by the department(s) or institute, they will still count as 1 student. 
  • To add instructors to your license, you can copy/paste their email addresses under the ‘Add Instructors’ section. You can also specify allowable email domains (such as "univ.edu", or "eecs.univ.edu"). Instructors whose email addresses match this domain will be covered by this license. 
  • Should you wish to purchase via invoice, please click the ‘Send Invoice’ checkbox. 
  • Should you reach the student limit for your license, you will receive an email notification and you can upgrade via the License Portal. Access is not blocked for students and instructors in the classes that were previously covered by the license. New classes will not be covered under this license until you upgrade.

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 for students in the department(s)/institute at no cost to them.

 

To purchase a department license, first select 'Department license' and enter a Department name:



Then select the relevant license that will accommodate the total number of unique 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.


Once you've purchased your license, you can click 'manage' under 'Manage Licenses' to manage your license. See below under 'Manage department licenses' for additional details on how to manage your purchased licenses.


Manage department licenses

Once you've purchased a department license, click the 'manage' link that appears under 'Manage Licenses' to add instructors to your license:



To add instructors to your department license, you can copy and paste instructor emails in the text box, and then click 'Add Instructors'. Alternatively, you can enter an email domain or email subdomain such as univ.edu or english.univ.edu, where instructors with a matching email address will automatically be assigned to this department license.



Once you've added instructor emails or entered allowable instructor email domains, these instructors are automatically covered and do not need to do anything to activate their license. They will see that their class is covered by an active license. 



Alternatively, you can share your license code with instructors (your license code is available from the 'manage license' view):



Instructors will need to enter this code in their Manage Class page under the Piazza License section where they are prompted “If you have a license code, enter it here“:



Once entered, their class will be covered.

 

 


At any time, 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.




Please visit our FAQ page to see details on additional topics on how to: 


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