Codio and Southern New Hampshire University
I love authoring in Codio
What we needed
We use Codio widely and extensively at SNHU. We have a team of subject matter experts and instructional content designers developing and leading courses that are now much more applied in nature.
Before we began working with Codio in 2016, our courses were very theoretical and we needed to make them more applied. However, we were always dogged with setup and configuration issues. students had to download an SDK, install something like Eclipse, and by the time we had solved setup and configuration issues, many students were failing while instructors were struggling to find a path forward.
In that context, once I’d seen the flexibility, power, and scale of Codio, the platform seemed a perfect fit to put technology in the hands of every student and to really scale what we’re trying to do with our STEM programs.
Why we chose Codio
The ability to put a cloud platform to use with all our students while simultaneously fixing the setup and configuration issues has been a huge benefit from the outset.
Each student regardless of device and operating system has a consistently high-quality environment in which to engage with course materials.
The platform is easy to use, and there is extensive documentation, round-the-clock support, and a library of excellent videos on key use-cases to help people get started fast.
Teaching with Codio
Courses Taught With Codio
- Data Analytics
- Applied Statistics
- Introduction to Programming in Python
- Java Programming
- Web Development
- Database Management
- Secure Coding
Overall, the ability to create highly immersive and engaging course materials at scale has been a tremendous advantage. Codio also has extensive support for assessments and auto-grading including a new assessments library, all set up with auto-grading and instant rich feedback for students. Instructors also have one-click instant access to student code which makes for significant time savings.
There is also a strong academic user community, so when other academics make resources public in the platform, this provides a very valuable resource bank for the community to use. For example, we’ve made use of Jupyter notebooks and have found many useful resources within the community.
The students love it
Creating with Codio
When curating courses for online delivery, you need authoring tools that make it very easy to update, modify, clone, or replicate, and then propagate across a range of deployed courses, e.g. 25-30 sections of Python programming.
The power and control to be able to adapt, iterate, publish, and re-use course content semester-to-semester is amazing.
I love authoring in Codio. I like the side-by-side presentation of the curriculum with applied examples. It’s been really easy to build out formative assessments. I like the ability to invoke another window to change and modify content.
More than that, the students love it and successfully complete the course.
There is tremendous potential to expand the use of Codio at SNHU. We're in the process of rebuilding all tech-related undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as moving into the data science space, and Codio can support our effective course delivery in all of these fields.