Sharing Screens in Real Time?

When students share screens in the Hackathon, can both students make changes in real time to the same app?

Hello @rhenry !

We unfortunately do not offer a method for students to work collaboratively in a “live” or real-time sense, on one project. Pair programming on, in its current state, is designed to be used by students sharing one device and working together on one device. Paired partners won’t be able to see the “driver” student’s work until after they finish a given puzzle. If you’re a student working on one computer (entering code yourself), and you’re paired with a student working on another computer, the paired person won’t see your code written in real-time. You’ll need to finish the level yourself, and then your paired partner can go back and look to see what code you’ve written.

If you want two students (or teacher and a student) to be working on one project, and for them to use pair programming, they will need to make sure they are signing into the site at completely separate times (without overlapping), or the person who signs in after the first person will not be able to see the updates made by the first person. Our apologies for any inconvenience on this, and we appreciate the feedback!

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Thank you so much for your quick response. I was able pass along this information to my students.

Thank you again.