Throughout this course, you will be provided with hands-on coding examples that will help reinforce your learning as you progress through the material. These examples will all be provided through Repl.it, an online Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows you to compile and run Python code.
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account: https://replit.com/signup
Once you’ve created an account, you’ll also need to join the Intro to Python team, where you’ll be able access each of the assignments.
Make sure that in a separate tab, you are signed into your Repl.it account, as this will allow you to see the embedded assignments like the one below. If you do not see the “Hello World!” assignment directly below, you may need to ensure that you are signed into Repl.it in another tab and then refresh the page.
In the frame above, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the Replit interface and the tools it provides. There is a lot that we can utilize within Replit, but we will be focusing on just a few key features throughout each of the assignments:
Try changing the text contained within the quotation marks of the print statement, and then click run. Congratulations! You just wrote your first Python program!
Whenever you feel like you have successfully completed an assignment according to its specifications, click “submit” in the top right. This is a helpful way to monitor your progress through the material, and later on view sample solutions to each of the assignments.