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Is there an alternate discussion board for use in Blackboard?
Piazza is a discussion forum platform designed to facilitate higher quality collaborative discussions than the native Discussion Board that Blackboard provides. Piazza is integrated into Blackboard, where faculty can manage discussions in a course site.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PIAZZA - Update December 2020
Piazza will be moving to a paid/contribution-supported model starting January 2021. UIC faculty can continue to use Piazza freely through August 1, 2021 with the contribution-supported model. The Piazza tool will also remain available for use in Blackboard course sites. For more information on these Piazza changes, please visit Paid Model for Piazza Q&A
UIC's Educational Technology Committee will be meeting on February 2, 2021 to discuss the possibility of acquiring a Piazza institutional license for Fall 2021. Additional information and updates will be communicated to faculty via the Technology Solutions
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Note: This information only applies to the original course view.