You can optionally configure an assignment to use an online integrated development environment (IDE). Online IDEs allow your students to write code, run programs, and collaborate in a browser, without installing Git and a full development toolchain on the student's computer. If you choose an online IDE for an assignment, students can still check out and run code locally on a computer with the necessary software.
After a student accepts an assignment with an online IDE, the README file in the student's assignment repository will contain a button to open the assignment in the IDE. The student can begin working immediately, and no additional configuration is necessary.
GitHub Classroom supports the following online IDE. You can learn more about the student experience for each IDE.
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We know cloud IDE integrations are important to your classroom and are working to bring more options.
You can choose the online IDE you'd like to use for an assignment when you create an assignment. To learn how to create a new assignment that uses an online IDE, see "Create an individual assignment" or "Create a group assignment."
The first time you configure an assignment with an online IDE, you must authorize the OAuth app for the online IDE for your organization.
For all repositories, grant the app read access to metadata, administration, and code, and write access to administration and code. For more information, see "Authorizing OAuth Apps."