PyCharm 2019.2 Help

PyCharm educational tools

With PyCharm you can study programming languages and related technologies using the educational capabilities available in PyCharm Educational (Edu) edition. You can enable these capabilities for PyCharm Community and PyCharm Professional via the EduTools plugin.

Install EduTools plugin

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Plugins and search for EduTools plugin (if needed, click Search in repositories).

    Installing EduTools
  2. Click Install to launch the installation process. When done, you'll be asked to restart PyCharm.

When installed EduTools for the first time, you need to select your role: a Learner or an Educator.

  • Join a public interactive programming course

  • 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.

  • Create your own interactive course with custom tasks, checks, tests, hints, and lots more.

  • 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.

Whatever role you choose, you will need to log in to Stepik, a site for courses in the various fields of science.

Login in to Stepik

  1. You can use one of the following ways:

    • In PyCharm the Stepik logout/Stepik login icon in the status bar indicates whether the user is logged in to Stepik, or not. Click the Login button button to log in to Stepik.

    • In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), navigate to Tools | Education, and click Log in to Stepik.

    • Open the Browse Courses dialog (File | Browse Courses) and click Log in to Stepik to see more courses.

      Login to Stepik for more courses

    When you log in to Stepik from PyCharm, you get the request to grant PyCharm some permissions:

  2. Click Authorize

    Get authorized

    After that, return to PyCharm. The icon in the Status Bar should be changed to Logged in status and the list of your courses (File | Browse Courses) are fully synchronized with the set of your Stepik courses.

Now you can proceed working with the educational tools depending on the selected role. Note that you can change your role by selecting or deselecting the Enable Course Creator Features item of the Help menu.

Refer to the following documents for more information about the EduTools:

Last modified: 6 November 2019