HTML content editing

We do not recommend this setting unless you have very specific reasons. It is much harder to use and maintain than markdown but for those who want ultimate control over appearance it is a good option.

Setting HTML

You can specify that an individual page be authored using HTML from the content Settings. You will find the Content type dropdown where you can switch between HTML and markdown.

In order to style your content properly, you should use the Edit HTML header and Edit HTML footer settings. These can be found in the main Settings area on the Global tab.

The header and footer information wrap the HTML content for your page. Below is a typical example of a header.

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <link href=".guides/content/css/my-style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />    
        <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src=".guides/content/script/my-script.js" type="text/javascript"></script>


And here is the footer.


Support functions

In a page authored using Markdown, you are able to create buttons and other actions. We provide some javascript functions that support the same functionality.

Important : if you use any of the functions listed below then you must load the HTML Header as shown in the example above.

  •, callback) - Run a command on the box. callback will fire once executed and should be used to communicate back to the user.
  • codio.runAndShow(command, outputElementId) - Run a command on the box. All stdout will be displayed in outputElementId.
  •'file', path, panel_num) - Opens a file located in path in the panel_num panel, where 0 is the first panel from top left
  •'terminal', command, panel_num)- Opens a terminal window and executes command. panel_num specifies the location of the panel, where 0 is the first panel from top left.
  •'preview', url, panel_num) - Opens a preview window at url. panel_num specifies the location of the panel, where 0 is the first panel from top left.
  • codio.goToNextSection() - Moves to the next page in the guide.
  • codio.goToPreviousSection() - Moves to the previous page in the guide.
  • codio.switchUnit(unitId) - Changes to a different unit. The Unit ID is found by opening the unit and getting the ID from the URL.
  • codio.goToSectionTitled('Section Title') - Switches to the page whose title is “Section Title’.
  • codio.assessments.check(assessmentId) - Executes the assessment
  • codio.assessments.reset(assessmentId) - Resets any response and score that the user may have already provided for assessmentId.
  • codio.assessments.get(assessmentId, callback) - Gets the result data for a completed assessment
  • codio.assessments.send(assessmentId, answer, points, callback) - Sends result data for a custom assessment. answer contains the custom result data for assessment and will be stored in Codio. You can use codio.assessments.get() to reconstruct the output for an already answered question.
  • codio.resetCurrentFiles() - Allows students to restore current files in guides within your content.