Python Tutor comes to Codio as “Visualizer”

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 27, 2019 8:40:52 PM

Visualizations can help students better understand complex programming concepts like parameters, constructors, and recursion.

For many computer science educators, Python Tutor is a familiar name —Philip Guo’s wonderful resource has been around for almost a decade. During that time, “over five million people in over 180 countries have used Python Tutor to visualize over 75 million pieces of code.”

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Introducing Codio Books!

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 25, 2019 4:25:47 PM

Why C-Books?

Codio recently released its first C-Book—“Think Python” by Allen Downey (see more details here). However, the sheer volume of textbook replacements and eBooks makes it hard to understand what makes C-Books different.

We Use Quality OER Books

First, we start by choosing quality OER (Open Educational Resource) books.

“Numerous studies of the impact of OER on student outcomes—conducted across diverse disciplinary, institutional, and jurisdictional contexts—have repeatedly confirmed the same result: that students using OER perform just as well as or, in some cases, better than those using commercial course materials."[1]

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Parsons Problems

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 14, 2019 3:16:23 PM

Codio introduces a new type of assessment: Parson’s Problems

What are Parson’s Problems?

Parson’s Problems are great formative assessments that ask students to arrange blocks of scrambled code - allowing them to focus on the purpose and flow of the code (often including a new pattern or feature) while not worrying about syntax.

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Product Update: Desktop App

By Mark Carpenter on Jun 12, 2018 2:20:59 PM

Codio provides a desktop app that can synchronize your coding assignments and projects to work on them offline. This allows you to do coding on your local computer wherever and whenever you like, regardless of connection status. The app is available for macOS, Windows and Linux. It can be downloaded at https://codio.com/download 
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Product Update: IP Consent Form

By Freddy May on Oct 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Many institutions have requested an IP consent form that students are required to sign in order to use Codio. We have now released support for this with the following features.

  • Custom consent text
  • Create new versions of your form at any time
  • Review older versions
  • Download CSV containing student list and which version of the form they consented to


This also works if you decide to introduce IP consent after students have already started using Codio.

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