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Educator Start Guide

With Educational Products, you can learn programming languages in the form of coding tasks and get instant feedback right inside of IDEs based on JetBrains IntelliJ Platform.

Educational Products support Java, Kotlin, Python, Scala, JavaScript, Rust, and C++ with more to come.

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This tutorial will walk you through creating a simple JavaKotlin PythonScalaJavaScript RustC++ course with a set of programming tasks and integrated tests. You can switch to a different programming language using the Section drop-down menu at the top of the page:

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Prerequisites

You can create a Java course in IntelliJ IDEA with EduTools plugin installed.

Download IntelliJ IDEA Edu , or Install EduTools Plugin if you have already installed IntelliJ IDEA Community or Ultimate.

Prerequisites

You can create a Kotlin course in IntelliJ IDEA or Android Studio with EduTools plugin installed.

Prerequisites

You can create a Python course in PyCharm.

Download PyCharm Edu , or Install EduTools Plugin if you have already installed PyCharm Community or Professional.

Prerequisites

You can create a Scala course in IntelliJ IDEA with EduTools plugin installed.

Download IntelliJ IDEA Edu , or Install EduTools Plugin if you have already installed IntelliJ IDEA Community or Ultimate.

Prerequisites

You can create a JavaScript course in WebStorm, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and PyCharm Professional with EduTools plugin installed.

Download WebStorm, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate or PyCharm Professional bundled with evaluation license key for a free 30-day trial, and Install EduTools plugin.

If you are a student or academic staff member, apply to our Educational Licenses Program to get access to all JetBrains desktop products, including WebStorm.

Prerequisites

You can create a Rust course in CLion with EduTools and Rust plugins installed.

Download CLion bundled with evaluation license key for a free 30-day trial, and Install EduTools Plugin. Alternatively, you can download IntelliJ IDEA Edu.

To learn how to install the Rust plugin, see this guide.

Prerequisites

You can create a C++ course in CLion with EduTools plugin installed.

Download CLion bundled with evaluation license key for a free 30-day trial, and Install EduTools Plugin.

If you are a student or academic staff member, apply to our Educational Licenses Program to get access to all JetBrains desktop products, including CLion.

Start teaching

Creating a course

  1. When installed for the first time, the IDE asks if you're a Learner or an Educator. Choose Educator to enable course creation functionality:

    edu choose role educator
  2. When installed for the first time, the IDE asks if you're a Learner or an Educator. Choose Educator to enable course creation functionality:

    edu choose role educator
  3. When installed for the first time, the IDE asks if you're a Learner or an Educator. Choose Educator to enable course creation functionality:

    edu choose role educator
  4. When installed for the first time, the IDE asks if you're a Learner or an Educator. Choose Educator to enable course creation functionality:

    edu choose role educator
  5. When installed for the first time, the IDE asks if you're a Learner or an Educator. Choose Educator to enable course creation functionality:

    edu choose role educator
  6. To create a new course, go to Learn and Teach | Create New Course from the Welcome Screen or in the File Menu, fill in the title, author and description:

    edu new course java
    edu new course kotlin
    edu new course python
    edu new course scala
    edu new course js
    edu new course rust
    edu new course cpp
  7. Every course created with your IDE is structured as a list of lessons. Each lesson contains tasks.

    A task has the following components:

    • a task.html description file,

    • a Task.java Task.kt task.py Task.scala lib.rs task.js task.cpp file with exercise code,

    • Test.java Tests.kt test_task.py Test.scala tests.rs test.js test.cpp file with the task check,

    • CMakeLists.txt file that contains a set of directives and instructions describing the project's source files and targets,

    • any other files needed for the learner to complete the task.

    Go to View | Tool Windows | Project or invoke Alt+1 to look at the course structure:

    edu course structure java
    edu course structure kotlin
    edu course structure python
    edu course structure scala
    edu course structure js
    edu course structure rust
    edu course structure cpp
  8. Add more lessons, tasks, or group lessons into sections via the File Menu | New, drag-n-drop items to reorder them.

    To rename items right-click them then in the menu use Refactor | Rename or invoke Shift+F6:

    edu rename task java
    edu rename task kotlin
    edu rename task python
    edu rename task scala
    edu rename task js
    edu rename task rust
    edu rename task cpp

Working with tasks

  1. Open Task.java Task.kt task.py Task.scala task.js lib.rs task.cpp file to write the code you want for the exercise, for example:

    class HelloJava { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println(sayHello()); } private static String sayHello(){ return "Hello, Java!"; } }
    fun hello(): String = "Hello, Kotlin!" fun main(args: Array<String>) { println(hello()) }
    def test_sum(a, b): return a + b print("Sum is", test_sum(1, 2))
    object Task extends App { def hello() = { "Hello, Scala!" } println(hello()) }
    pub fn hello_world() -> String { String::from("Hello, World!") }
    function sum(a, b) { return a + b; }
    #include <iostream> int sum(int a, int b) { return a + b; } int main() { std::cout << sum(1, 2) << std::endl; }
    edu task code java
    edu task code kotlin
    edu task code python
    edu task code scala
    edu task code rust
    edu task code js
    edu task code cpp
  2. Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Choose the execute Run option from the context menu or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    Go to Run | Run 'global...run' or press Shift+F10 to run your code and check if it works as expected:

    edu run task java
    edu run task kotlin
    edu run task python
    edu run task scala
    edu run task js
    edu run task rust
    edu run task cpp
  3. Once the code is ready, select a fragment you want a learner to fill in, invoke Add Answer Placeholder command from the context menu and add the placeholder text and some hints to help the learner find the right solution:

    edu answer placeholder java
    edu answer placeholder kotlin
    edu answer placeholder python
    edu answer placeholder scala
    edu answer placeholder rust
    edu answer placeholder js
    edu answer placeholder cpp
  4. If you want to see how your task will look to the learner, right-click the Task.java Task.kt task.py Task.scala task.js lib.rs task.cpp file in the Project tool window, and choose Course Creator | Preview Task File:

    edu task preview java
    edu task preview kotlin
    edu task preview python
    edu task preview scala
    edu task preview rust
    edu task preview js
    edu task preview cpp
  5. Now it's time to add the task description. Click the Edit icon edit at the top of the Task Description panel, or just open task.html file. Preview all the changes on the Task Description panel while editing.

    edu task description java
    edu task description kotlin
    edu task description python
    edu task description scala
    edu task description rust
    edu task description js
    edu task description cpp

Writing tests

  1. You can write your custom tests to automatically verify the learner's solution. Every task has a Test.java Tests.kt test_task.py Test.scala tests.rs test.js test.cpp file that you will need to modify:

    edu test file java
    edu test file kotlin
    edu test file python
    edu test file scala
    edu test file rust
    edu test file js
    edu test file cpp
  2. Let's replace the test file content with the following:

    import org.junit.Test; import static org.junit.Assert.*; public class HelloJavaTest { @Test public void testSolution() { assertEquals("You should say hello to Java", "Hello, Java!", HelloJava.sayHello()); } }
    import org.junit.Assert import org.junit.Test class Test { @Test fun testSolution() { Assert.assertEquals( "You should say hello to Kotlin", "Hello, Kotlin!", hello()) } }
    import unittest from ..task import test_sum class TestCase(unittest.TestCase): def test(self): self.assertEqual(3, test_sum(1, 2), msg="1 + 2 = 3")
    import org.junit.runner.RunWith import org.scalatest.junit.JUnitRunner import org.scalatest.FunSuite @RunWith(classOf[JUnitRunner]) class TaskTest extends FunSuite { test("Task.hello") { assert(Task.hello === "Hello, Scala!") } }
    use task1::hello_world; #[test] fn test() { assert_eq!("Hello, World!", hello_world()); }
    test('adds 1 + 2 to equal 3', () => { import_task_file("task.js"); expect(sum(1, 2)).toBe(3); }); }
    #include <gtest/gtest.h> int sum(int a, int b); TEST(SumTest, Simple) { ASSERT_EQ(sum(1, 2), 3); }
  3. To check that your code passes your own tests,click the Check button at the bottom of the Task Description panel. If your code and test are correct, you will see the Correct message:

    edu run test java
    edu test code java
    edu run test kotlin
    edu test code kotlin
    edu run test python
    edu test code python
    edu run test scala
    edu test code scala
    edu test code rust
    edu run test js
    edu run test cpp

Course preview

  1. When you have finished creating your course, it's a good idea to view your course from a learner's perspective and test it. Right-click the course view and go to Course Creator | Create Course Preview to open your course in learner mode:

    edu course preview java
    edu course preview kotlin
    edu course preview python
    edu course preview scala
    edu course preview rust
    edu course preview js
    edu course preview cpp
  2. So you can verify the course structure:

    edu course preview java 1
    edu course preview kotlin 1
    edu course preview python 1
    edu course preview scala 1
    edu course preview rust 1
    edu course preview js 1
    edu course preview cpp 1
  3. Solve tasks with the Check button and verify the wrong answer feedback:

    edu course preview java 2
    edu course preview kotlin 2
    edu course preview python 2
    edu course preview scala 2
    edu course preview rust 2
    edu course preview js 2
    edu course preview cpp 2
  4. Check your hints and links available in the task description:

    edu course preview java 3
  5. Check your hints and links available in the task description:

    edu course preview kotlin 3
  6. Check your hints and links available in the task description:

    edu course preview python 3
  7. Check your hints and links available in the task description:

    edu course preview scala 3
  8. Compare the solution with the suggestions and verify the suggested solution

    edu course preview js 3
  9. Compare the solution with the suggestions and verify the suggested solution

    edu course preview rust 3
  10. Check your hints and links available in the task description:

    edu course preview cpp 3
  11. Check the right answer feedback:

    edu course preview java 4
    edu course preview java 5
    edu course preview kotlin 4
    edu course preview kotlin 5
    edu course preview python 4
    edu course preview python 5
    edu course preview scala 4
    edu course preview scala 5
    edu course preview rust 4
    edu course preview js 4
    edu course preview cpp 4

Course sharing

  1. You can share your learning materials publicly or privately with your students or co-workers on Stepik, a learning management and MOOC platform. Or you can save your course as an archive file.

  2. To save your course as a zip file, go to Course Creator | Generate Course Archive action.

    The generated archive can be opened via the Browse Courses available from the Welcome Screen and in the File Menu with the Import Course icon:

    edu import course java
    edu course imported java
    edu import course kotlin
    edu course imported kotlin
    edu import course python
    edu course imported python
    edu import course scala
    edu course imported scala
    edu import course rust
    edu course imported rust
    edu import course javascript
    edu course imported javascript
    edu import course cpp
    edu course imported cpp
  3. If you have an account on Stepik, you can easily upload your course there, update it anytime you need, and share publicly or privately.

Last modified: 17 October 2019