PyCharm Edu displays the Welcome screen when no project is opened. For example, when you run PyCharm Edu for the first time, or when you close the only open instance of a project. From this screen, you can choose which course to start learning or teach, or create a new project.
Use the Configure menu at the bottom to configure your working environment and the Get Help menu to open help topics, tips of the day, and the default keymap reference.
From the Welcome screen, you can also start learning Python by choosing the Introduction to Python link. For more information, see the Learner Start Guide.
If you previously opened projects in PyCharm Edu, you will see a list of these projects in the left pane of the Welcome screen. You can click any project in the list to open it, start typing to find a project, or remove any project from the list.