PyCharm Edu 2019.2 Help

Working with hints


The students that are not sure of themselves may view hints. The hints are created by the educators.

Hints appear in a separate popup.

The contents of this page is intended for the educators and for the students.

The following functionality is intended for the educators!

Creating and deleting hints

To create a hint

  1. Select a fragment of the exercise code to be replaced with some text.

  2. Right-click selection, and from the context menu, choose Add answer placeholder.

  3. In the Add Answer Placeholder dialog, specify the answer placeholder text.

  4. In the Hints section of the dialog, type the text that will appear in the student's project in a separate popup.

    If you need to add more hints, click the Add button on the toolbar.

To delete a hint from an answer placeholder

  1. In the Add/Edit Answer Placeholder dialog, use the Next Previous buttons to navigate to an extraneous hint.

  2. Click Remove.

Editing hints

The hint appears in a dedicated popup frame that features a toolbar with the following buttons:


To edit a hint, do one of the following

  • Edit an answer placeholder, and change hints as required.

  • Place the caret to a placeholder of interest, then in the Task Description tool window click Intention bulb, navigate to the desired hint and click Edit.

This action is available for the students only!

Viewing hints

To view hints

  1. Place the caret to an answer placeholder you want to get information for.

  2. In the Task Description tool window, click Intention bulb button.

Last modified: 22 January 2020