PyCharm Edu 2018.1: Going Beyond Python



Back in 2014, we launched PyCharm Educational Edition with the vision to provide a free, open-source tool that would familiarize Python learners with real developer experience from the very start, and would offer teachers an easy way to share code practice exercises. Since then, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from both students and teachers, which helped us improve PyCharm Edu a lot. Now, it’s time to go beyond Python.

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What’s new in PyCharm Edu 2018.1

Educators can now use Markdown not only in task descriptions but also in answer placeholder hints:

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Educators can also add Markdown tables and local .png images to task descriptions:

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Learner’s progress is now counted for theory tasks and tasks with subtasks:

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Learners can now hide all the solved lessons with the Course View Settings button, to stay more focused on lessons they need to take next:

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Download PyCharm Edu 2018.1, check out the new features and give it a try. Don’t forget to share your feedback!

Your PyCharm Edu Team

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1 Response to PyCharm Edu 2018.1: Going Beyond Python

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    Nahuel Tori says:

    February 17, 2019

    Hello Tatiana, is PyCharm Edu avaliable in other languages, as Spanish? Is there a way to translate it?
    Although I can write my courses in Spanish for my students, a lot of parts of the IDE are still in English, and so the course appears tagged as ‘English’.
    Thank you very much!

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