With Real-Time Collaboration, students and teachers can use the CodeHS Sandbox IDE to work together on the same coding activity live and in real time!
Start a Collaboration Session
To start a real-time collaboration session:
Go to the Sandbox program you'd like to collaborate on
Click Share, then choose Collaborate
Copy the link and send to to anyone who you'd like to collaborate with
Remember to save as you work!
When a collaborator opens the link, they'll be able to code with you on your program:
Note: Only the host is able to create, rename, or delete files. The host can only rename or delete files that are not being edited by another collaborator.
Forking a Program
If you'd like to make a copy of a program to work on in your own Sandbox, click Fork:
This will create a. new copy of the program in your own Sandbox where you can continue to edit. These edits will not transfer to the original program.
Collaboration Chat (Beta)
Teachers can enable Collaborate Chat for their students to chat with each other while collaborating in the Sandbox.
Check out this article for more info: Collaboration Chat
Students unable to email or send links to each other
If students aren't able to directly email or otherwise send links to each other, you can use this sheet to collect and distribute program links - feel free to make a copy for use with your class!
Project owner has stopped collaborating
Only the project owner can save changes to the program, and no changes can be saved if the owner of the program is not working on it.
If the owner of the program closes their CodeHS window or logs out, their icon will disappear and anyone else working on the project will see this message:
Once the program is closed by the owner the shared link to collaborate will no longer be active. The owner will need to create a new collaboration link to start a new session. Alternately, other users can Fork the program to create a copy of the program in their own Sandbox.
Still have questions? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!