Adding units

A unit behaves like a Codio project except it will not appear in your projects list. This makes it much easier to find your unit as well as to chronologically arrange the units within each module.

You can mix book units and project units in a course module.

If you have already have a regular project that you want to load into a unit, then the process is described below.

Adding a new unit

You add a new unit by pressing the large blue + button. You now need to choose between

  • a project unit
  • a book unit

Click here if you are not sure about the difference between project units and book units.

New project unit

You can create a new unit in the following ways.

  • Create a brand new unit as you would with a normal Codio project.
  • Import an existing project into the unit. See the image below and read the contents of the Important box. A snapshot of the selected project is taken. From that point on you will edit from the unit, not the project.
  • Import from other sources such as GitHub/BitBucket/Mercurial etc. by selecting the Import option.


New book unit

Creating a new book unit involves pointing to the parts of a book that you want to map to your unit. You will seen the following screen.

Book Unit

You can now

  • specify the book you want to reference. Browse to the books available to you Book browse
  • select the parts of the book you want to include in this unit
  • give the unit a name.

Book Mapping

With book units, students can look at any part of the book even when assigned a single book unit. This is ideal for referring back to material covered previously and for general revision and can be set in the class. See Book Visibility] for more information.