After you click on "Create Notebook" from your course overview, you will be directed to an empty notebook.

You can begin to create your notebook like you would otherwise on your locally hosted notebooks. Every basic functionality is still available to you and, in addition, we have added a few features of our own.

Using Cell Types


Read Only: use these cell types when you want to provide code to your students that they shouldn't be able to edit.

Graded: use this cell type for the code you want to run test cases against. This is where you will write the solution code required for test cases to run. 

These cell types will have a corresponding "Starter Code" button and an ID. Click on the "Starter Code" button to specify what the students will see. 

If you choose to leave this blank, the students will see an empty graded cell to work on. 

You can click on the auto-generated ID button above the "Started Code" button to give it a unique representative name of your choice. You will use these IDs to link them to test cases later on.

Saving Your Notebook

Any changes you make are continuously being auto-saved to your local directory, however, when you get to the final version you want your students to see you need to click on the green "Save to Mimir Notebook" button on the top right corner and choose an existing Mimir Notebook from the dropdown. This step is crucial to finish setting up your Mimir Notebook, just because it auto-saved doesn't mean it's been linked to your Mimir Notebook and you must do so manually when you are done making edits to the notebook.


Continue reading: testing my notebook and iterating on test cases.

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