Parsons Problems

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 14, 2019 10:16:23 AM

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 10:20:59 AM

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 
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Product Update: IP Consent Form

By Freddy May on Oct 9, 2017 7:00:00 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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Product Update: Improved stack management for course units

By Freddy May on Oct 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM

In the past, if you made a change to the stack of a course unit, it required complex navigation to update the stack that the unit points to as well as then having to point your project to that new stack.

We have now released a new feature that is integrated with the publishing of a unit. You are asked whether you have made stack changes. If you have, then you can create either a new stack or a new stack version from the publish screen. You are also asked if you want to update the unit project to point to the newly created stack.

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Product Update: Course Units

By Freddy May on Oct 4, 2017 6:15:00 AM

We have introduced a new and simplified way to handle course creation. In the past, you created a project in your projects list and then worked on the content within it. Large courses ended up with a lot of projects in the list that belong to course units.

To solve this, rather than work in the projects area, you now create and access your unit projects from with the courses area itself. As well as reducing the number of projects in your projects list, this also makes finding your project much easier as it is nicely located with the course module.

The new unit management introduces the concept of a publish step. This takes a snapshot of the project that becomes the latest version of that unit. With the publish snapshot taken, you are free to modify the underlying project without updating the published unit until you are ready to republish.

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