Repl.it Classrooms
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CodingCactus (4326)

Hi, so I'm sure many of you know that repl.it classrooms was shut down on 31st Jan and has now been fully replaced by teams for education, which is a really good product.

.... however it costs a lot of money to use

This means that my school cannot use repl.it anymore to teach programming which for me is very sad, because repl.it is the only reason I know how to code.

So, I really wanted my school to keep using repl.it, so I have worked for a month or two on this - a replacement for the dead repl.it classrooms.

Now this is by no means as good as teams for education, but what it is, is a way for students to be set assignments and taught how to code!

How to do stuff

I went pretty in depth in the github readme so this will just be a basic guide.

  • You need repl.it teacher role to do teacher stuff on this.
  • make classrooms with the button on the landing page
  • Make assignments with the button on the assignments page
  • When opening the assignment for the first time, make a repl and enter it's url
  • that repl gets embeded
  • click submit when you're done with the assignment
  • teachers can the send feedback when it has been submitted

Roadmap

  • repl auth log in
  • landing page
    • list all classes
    • create new class (teachers only)
  • edit classroom
    • add students
      • add indivdually
      • create invite link
      • create code
    • add teachers
      • add indivdually
      • create invite link
      • create code
    • edit name, description, image
  • join class with code
  • assignments
    • create assignments
    • view list of assignments
    • embed repls in assignments
    • submit assignments
    • teacher stuff like marking and feedback
  • button to get to teacher page
  • buttons to go back to page before
  • make assignment button on teachers page as well as main classroom page
  • make student overview section in teachers page better
  • remove teachers and students from classrooms
  • edit assignments
  • delete classrooms and assignments
  • assignment modal answer
  • classroom templates

If you want a random code just to see what it's like, you can use K8AE3351G6

Hopefully you like this because I have spent a lot of time on it and if you do, please make sure to star the repo

Thanks!

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amasad (3536)

This is very interesting! I’m excited to check it out and we will promote it if it works well.

I’m curious did you find repl.it through classroom? And your teachers know that the free version is also powerful?

CodingCactus (4326)

@amasad Yeah the only reason I know that repl.it exists is because I was taught how to code using repl.it classrooms. I only really knew repl.it as a teaching website at that point, until I came across repl talk during the first lockdown last year. Repl talk got me pretty much addicted to coding, always wanting to make better things to share to everyone.

And your teachers know that the free version is also powerful?

Free version of teams for education? I was not aware that there is a free version, everywhere I look it comes up with a pricing page with the only options costing money.

amasad (3536)

@CodingCactus No I meant just regular repls and multiplayer.

amasad (3536)

@CodingCactus I created an account but didn't have the teacher role. I now added the role but I still don't see a way to create a classroom.

CodingCactus (4326)

@amasad it takes a little while for your roles to update in the db, I'll force it to update now for you.