2020-10-09: Project Information¶
Projects got a new panel called “Info”. It shows the current status regarding the overall container the project is running in and also a detailed list of processes.
In the example below, three Jupyter Notebooks are running. You can e.g. see how one of them spawned Octave. The indications in red highlight elevated resource usage, which might harm the overall experience.
2020-03-15: Convert Batch of Jupyter Notebooks and Sage Worksheets to PDF¶
Added a convenience feature that can be used for offline grading and archiving of student work. See Convert student notebooks to pdf for export.
2020-01-16: dark mode¶
Added: an option to enable overall dark mode in “Account” / “Preferences”. Checking this gives you a uniformly dark background across the whole page:
2020-01-16: nbgrader autograder for Jupyter notebooks¶
CoCalc now has integrated nbgrader/autograder for Jupyter notebooks. You can create an assignment with problems that are automatically graded, providing immediate feedback to students. Manual grades and instructor comments can be added after the assignment is collected.
It’s all tightly integrated with the course management system. You don’t have to configure anything – you can just use it…
There’s an extensive getting-started guide here: nbgrader in CoCalc.
2020-01-14: Export student file use¶
This feature lets you export data about what students do in an assignment or handout. See Export student file use.
2020-01-13: Site licenses¶
Site license for courses¶
Site licenses can be used to upgrade student projects in a CoCalc-managed course. After the license key is entered in course configuration, all student projects associated to that course are automatically upgraded the next time they start. Here are detailed site license course setup instructions. If this is something you might be interested in, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-12-16: Anonymous accounts¶
New users do not have to sign up on CoCalc any more. An “anonymous” account is created and you can start exporing CoCalc immediately. It is possible to convert this account into a regular CoCalc account any time.
Beyond that, publicly shared files can be the seed for a new project. This makes it easy to experiment with published content.