User Preferences

CodeGrade provides multiple options for users to customize their experience and edit their account settings.

CodeGrade offers a variety of options to modify the site and the Code Viewer to your needs. These are, in addition to options to manage account information, discussed in this chapter.

Site Preferences

General site preferences can be found in the User menu, found in the sidebar. Here the appearance of CodeGrade can be personalised. Two CodeGrade themes are available:

  • Light (default): Light background with dark text.

  • Dark: Dark background with light text.

Research suggests dark characters on light are better for focus. However light characters on dark can be preferred in dark surroundings.

In addition, font size of the Code Viewer can be adjusted here and is saved side wide.

Site preferences are saved in the browser session and not in the user account.

Account Information Settings

Personal account information can also be modified in the User menu, found in the sidebar. Additionally your personal snippets can be managed here too.

Personal Information

Under the User Info tab the full name and email address can be changed. Changes are automatically applied after pressing the submit button.

It is not possible to change your username after creating an account.

Change Password

Your old password is required in order to change your password. Press submit to change your password on CodeGrade.

CodeGrade recommends using a different (secure) password for each website you use and only accepts strong enough passwords.

LMS Account Passwords

If you do yet have a password because your CodeGrade account was created using your learning management system (e.g. Canvas), you should use our reset password dialog. More information on this process can be found by clicking the i information icon next to the Old Password field. Your password can now be reset following the link sent by email.

If your email address of your CodeGrade LMS account is incorrect, please change your email address in your LMS account and use the here button in the i information window to force CodeGrade to change the email address to the current LMS' email address.

Snippet Management

A list of your personal snippets can be found in the User menu too. Personal snippets are saved to your CodeGrade account to be used by you over all courses and assignments. The personal snippet manager allows you to edit, delete and add snippets.

Use the search bar to search for (parts of) snippet names or full comments.