Describe your feature request
Customize preset IDE layouts to be used by students when forking an assignment
What problem(s) would this feature solve?
I often find myself navigating students through setting up their work page to have certain files side-by-side or suggesting collapsing/expanding various windows. This takes time and is hard to get everyone on the same page.
Explain what you were trying to do when you came across the problem leading to this feature request
This would also be a helpful feature when embedding individual repls in websites. I would like to create a series of small activities each housed in their own repls which are then embedded in individual pages. I’d like these embedded repls to look more like what you would see on the w3schools website (simple, editor and display windows)
Thanks for your response, and perhaps I should clarify a few things:
The feature request is not meant to force unwanted layouts on anyone.
Right now when you fork a project it opens with a specific layout. The feature I am requesting would allow the author of the project to customize what that first layout looks like. It could certainly still be moved away from that layout (as is currently the case), but it changes the initial view.
many students do not have a problem with moving around some tabs, yes, but when there’s a room of 25 teenagers with various ranges of skill and attention to detail, this 20 second process takes longer.
in a school setting, I am working with mostly introductory level students. Removing any barriers to make coding easier is always a plus.
this would be an optional setting ideally for education accounts. It can be used or not used.