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How do students ask a private question to the instructor in Piazza?

If the instructor allows private notes, students can post private questions and notes to individual instructors. Private questions and notes are only displayed on the instructor's display and the display of the student that posted the private question or note.

This article is written from a student's viewpoint.

Go to Piazza.

Go to Piazza.

Click on New Post.

Click on New Post.

This displays the new post page.

Select Post Type, Post To and select a folder to store your question.

Select Post Type, Post To and select a folder to store your question.

Note:

  • If you are asking the instructor a question to which you want a response, select "Question" as the Post Type (otherwise select "Note").
  • Under Post To, select "Instructors". Type in the last name of the instructor in the box and a dropdown list will be displayed to select the exact instructor account. (Note: your site may have multiple instructor accounts)
  • Select a folder to archive your question.

Enter a Summary of your question, add details, then click Post My Question.

Enter a Summary of your question, add details, then click Post My Question.

Example of how the question is displayed on your view.

Example of how the question is displayed on your view.

Note: Other students in the class do not have this private message displayed in their view.

Example of how  the question is displayed in the instructor's view:

Example of how  the question is displayed in the instructor's view: