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Integrate GitHub Classroom with an IDE

You can preconfigure a supported integrated development environment (IDE) for assignments you create in GitHub Classroom.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners who are admins for a classroom can integrate GitHub Classroom with an IDE. Para obter mais informações sobre os administradores de sala de aula, confira "Sobre o gerenciamento de salas de aula".

About integration with an IDE

Opcionalmente, você pode configurar uma atividade para usar um ambiente de desenvolvimento integrado (IDE). Os IDEs permitem que seus alunos escrevam código, executem programas e colaborem sem instalar o Git e uma cadeia de ferramentas de desenvolvimento completa no computador do aluno. Se você escolher um IDE para uma atividade, os alunos ainda poderão verificar e executar o código localmente em um computador com o o software necessário.

After a student accepts an assignment with an 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.

Supported IDEs

GitHub Classroom supports the following IDEs. You can learn more about the student experience for each IDE.

IDEMore information
GitHub Codespaces"Using GitHub Codespaces with GitHub Classroom"
Microsoft MakeCode Arcade"About using MakeCode Arcade with GitHub Classroom"
Visual Studio CodeGitHub Classroom extension in the Visual Studio Marketplace

We know cloud IDE integrations are important to your classroom and are working to bring more options.

Configuring an IDE for an assignment

You can choose the 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 IDE, see "Create an individual assignment" or "Create a group assignment."

Setting up an assignment in a new IDE

The first time you configure an assignment using a different IDE, you must ensure that it is set up correctly.

Unless you use GitHub Codespaces, you must authorize the OAuth app for the 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."

GitHub Codespaces does not require an OAuth app, but you need to enable GitHub Codespaces for your organization to be able to configure an assignment with GitHub Codespaces. For more information, see "Using GitHub Codespaces with GitHub Classroom."

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