IntelliJ IDEA Edu
IntelliJ IDEA Edu enables students to learn the most popular languages such as Java, Kotlin, and Scala through the interactive step-by-step process. IntelliJ IDEA Edu also empowers teachers with tools that help them easily create and manage the educational process.
If you have the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate or Community version already installed on your machine, you can just install the EduTools plugin.
Install the EduTools plugin
On the Plugins page, click the Marketplace tab.
In the search field enter EduTools. IntelliJ IDEA displays the found plugin.
Click Install and then Restart IDE.
IntelliJ IDEA completes the installation and restarts the IDE.
IntelliJ IDEA Edu offers two roles from which you can choose to work with your projects.
The learning process takes place inside the IDE, and the learners can get familiar with tools that they will use on the real-life programs.
As a learner you can do the following:
Browse and join a public interactive programming course or custom course created by your teacher.
View your private courses and synchronize your processes between the machines by log in to a learning platform such as Stepik.
Work on assignments that are distributed locally by your teacher.
Start learning by filling in placeholders in the exercise code according to the task description.
Verify tasks, get instant feedback and quick results using an intelligent development tool.
For more details, refer to the Learner Start Guide.
The educators can get access to additional set of tools to create courses in the IDE.
As an educator you can do the following:
Create and customize your own interactive course with tasks, checks, tests, and hints, tune the behavior of your course using advanced features, and so on.
Share your course publicly or privately with your students or co-workers.
Let learners independently complete their assignments with the assistance of your integrated tests.
For more details, refer to the Educator Start Guide
Select a role
- After you download IntelliJ IDEA Edu for the first time, IntelliJ IDEA prompts you to select a role.
Depending on your role, on the Welcome screen, click the drop-down and start browsing courses, join them, or create your own.
The role can be changed during the working process right inside the IDE by selectingfrom the main menu.