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 email@example.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: CMU, MIT, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Berkeley, UMD, Michigan, UT Austin, Wisconsin-Madison, UC Irvine, UC Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Colorado School of Mines, WashU, University of Virginia, USC, Waterloo, Toronto.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
- Purchase an individual instructor license
- Purchase multiple instructor licenses
- Purchase a department license
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 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:
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.
To purchase multiple instructor licenses, first select 'Multiple instructor licenses':
Then enter how many licenses you would like to 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.
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:
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.
Should you have any questions regarding purchasing a license, please email us at email@example.com.