JetBrains Academy Plugin Releases

JetBrains Academy Plugin 2023.3 Is Available

Today, we’re releasing a new version of the JetBrains Academy plugin, packed with exciting new features designed to make it easier for you to learn and teach coding.

You can now solve unsupported tasks on Hyperskill and resume your studies without skipping any tasks. This release also adds support for the 2023.1 versions of JetBrains IDEs. Additionally, we’re discontinuing Stepik integration in the plugin. To check out these and other improvements, install the JetBrains Academy plugin or update to the latest version from Settings/Preferences | Plugins in your JetBrains IDE.


Unsupported Hyperskill tasks are now shown in the IDE

There are some types of tasks that are currently not supported by the JetBrains Academy plugin, such as  matching, sorting, and table tasks. Previously, when learners tried to download such tasks, the plugin would ignore them and download the next task instead.

Now, you will see a message in the task description, prompting you to solve it directly on Hyperskill. This means you can now smoothly resume studying your topic in the browser without skipping any tasks. Furthermore, you can click the “Sync with Hyperskill” button to check whether your task was correctly solved in the browser.

Discontinuing Stepik integration

Starting with the upcoming 2023.3 version of the JetBrains Academy plugin, Stepik courses will no longer be available in JetBrains IDEs. The Stepik tab will be removed from the course selection view.

However, courses such as Introduction to Python, Kotlin Koans, Atomic Kotlin, and Learn Rust, formerly hosted by Stepik, have been migrated to JetBrains Marketplace, the repository of JetBrains Academy’s IDE-based courses.

If you’re a student of these courses, you can continue your studies in JetBrains IDEs. In the event that your course is not available on JetBrains Marketplace, you will be suggested to continue working on it via the Stepik website:

Notable improvements and bug fixes:

  • EDU-5714 Lessons are not deleted and task folders are not duplicated anymore when you update a course to the latest version.
  • EDU-5611 Rust courses are now working with the latest Rust edition 2021.
  • EDU-5587 The JetBrains Academy plugin now supports the 2023.1 versions of JetBrains IDEs.
  • We’ve also fixed the bug causing display issues for some icons inside the plugin.

For the full list of issues addressed in the JetBrains Academy plugin 2023.3, see our issue tracker.
Please share your feedback with us in the comments section below or on Twitter, and use our issue tracker to report any issues or bugs you encounter.

The JetBrains Academy team

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