The CodeHS Sandbox is a place where you can write programs outside of the bounds of an exercise. In the Sandbox, you can start a program starting from scratch in any of our programming languages and create anything that you can imagine.
Teachers can use the Sandbox to assign individual projects, midterms, and end of year assignments, or as a way to encourage students to work on their coding skills outside the classroom. Learn more about Assigning Sandbox Programs.
Creating a Sandbox Program
Click on the Sandbox link in the top left corner of any page
Name your program > Create Program
Select from the available programming languages, including languages from CodeHS curriculum and additional languages
Creating a Sandbox Program from a .zip file
You can also upload a multi-file program from a .zip file, which will unzip and import all files into a new program:
Viewing Student Sandbox Programs
Choose a student from the roster page, and then click Student Sandbox under Teacher Links in the left side navigation bar.
Please note, on the Free plan, teachers can only view student Sandbox programs one at a time.
Students can also create and edit their very own website, which is hosted by CodeHS, by clicking on Edit My codehs.me Homepage. Every student can access and share their personalized web page by going to their username followed by .codehs.me. Learn more about creating your personal homepage.
Sharing and Embedding Sandbox Programs
There are many ways to share a Sandbox program, including sharing a link and embedding it in another webpage. Click here to learn more about sharing and embedding Sandbox programs.
Using Real-time Collaboration in the Sandbox
Multiple users can access and edit Sandbox programs together. This enables seamless virtual collaboration between students. Learn more about Collaborate.
Retrieving Deleted Programs
To retrieve deleted programs, navigate to your Account Settings from the dropdown menu in the upper left corner. Open the Code History tab and then open the Sandbox Trash. Lastly, click the ... next to the program and click Restore.
Viewing Class Sandbox
With CodeHS Pro, you can view all your students’ Sandbox problems in one place. Simply navigate to your Sandbox and click View Class Sandbox! From there, you are able to easily filter and sort through student programs. To view a student's Sandbox page, you can select their name and press View Student Sandbox or you can click their name in the table.
Logged into your CodeHS Account? Take a tour of the Sandbox here!
Class Sandbox is available as part of CodeHS Pro. To get CodeHS Pro for your school, contact our team at email@example.com.