Codio and Wright State University
Huge Time Savings with Codio
What we needed
Why we chose Codio
Teaching with Codio
Courses Taught With Codio
- Introductory Programming for CS Majors
- Introductory Programming for Non-CS Majors
- Operating System Concepts
Having become more experienced using Codio, we have developed methodologies that changed the way we teach. In many classes, the lecturer now uses the classroom projector to show different student projects as well as the lecturer’s own solution. This has led to new and highly collaborative approaches in classes with varied solutions. With Codio's VM, lecturers and TAs can design projects that allow them to monitor the progress in greater detail, track the command history and coding history to gain a far deeper understanding of the challenges faced by individuals and the class as a whole.
The strategic use of simple MCQ assessments, and their results clearly displayed in the Teacher Dashboard allows faculty to clearly see whether students are taking due care when reading the teaching materials properly and how fast they are moving through them. This has led to unprecedented insights into class behavior.
In the past, students did not get meaningful feedback until their assignments were turned in. Now, faculty can instantly review, compile and run student code when students ask for assistance or they want to review progress manually. Additionally, the customization possible for class examples, no matter how complex the stack configuration makes for a more engaging experience.
Streamline Faculty-Student Interactions
Blending Manual and Auto-Grading with Codio
By converting many manually graded assignments into auto-graded coding assessments using Codio's auto-grading functionality, we fully expect to be able save tens of thousands of dollars. At least 80% of our auto-grade assessments take advantage of Codio’s “Standard Autograding” feature, a feature that was originally suggested by WSU, which enables code tests grading without needing to write a single line of testing code.
Within the Guides tutorial content we embed a series of simple questions that allows faculty to monitor student progress and how thoroughly students are reading the subject matter, based on multiple choice and fill in the blank questions. This ability to monitor student engagement is especially useful in the context of the flipped classroom where students are expected to prepare for a class.
Codio is used in a variety of praktikums and labs. Thus far, it is used primarily at the undergraduate level, but there are plans to expand across the department.