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What is Code School?
Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Each course is built around a creative theme and storyline so that it feels like you’re playing a game, not sitting i...
Do you have certificates for courses?
At this time, we don't issue certificates for course completions. But, we do have a Code School Report Card page that you can use to show off all your course progress on both Twitter and Facebook. Report Card Every user has a Report Card page ...
Can an absolute beginner use Code School?
Absolutely! To get a feel for how Code School courses work, the best thing you can do is to take some time to try out a free course. There are quite a few courses marked with the Free Course tag on our full course listing . Enroll If you...
What are Projects?
Code School Projects is a new experience letting you to further apply what you've learned at Code School. Build and deploy a real-world application on your local computer and we'll check the work. Enjoy! ...
What are Screencasts?
Screencasts are videos that serve to supplement the courses you've taken on Code School. Our Watch Us Build  screencast is a way to view practical steps for building applications using a Code School course. Our Code TV screencasts hel...
Do you have a community forum?
We do! If you have any general questions or need help with any course challenges, feel free to post to our community driven forum . There you can post questions, respond to, and help other Code School users.  ...
How many courses do you have available?
We currently have over 65 courses covering HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP, .NET, iOS, Git, databases, and more. 
Who moderates the forum?
Our forum is moderated by our very own content creators and support teams. We also have a select group of folks who we have made moderators as well. 
How do I contribute to the forum?
You can contribute to our forum by logging in using your Code School account credentials. You'll then have the ability to post, open topics, and more!
Can I play courses on my iPad or iPhone?
Yes and no. Course videos can be watched on your iPad or iPhone and we offer both high-definition and specially formatted iPhone/iPad video download links for each course. The code editor, however, does not currently work on the iPad or iPhone so c...
Do you have a Code School app?
We do! It is currently available for download on iTunes . It works as a slide and video player for online and offline viewing. Due to the nature of our content, course challenges cannot be taken using it. ...
Can I suggest a course or feature?
Absolutely! Feel free to drop your suggestion off to our support team! 
How do I report a bug?
Thanks for helping us out by submitting a bug report! We're always working hard to improve Code School and improve the experience. Some Code School bugs are quick fixes. Others can be pretty difficult and take a great deal of time and effort. V...
Is Code School an accredited institution? Are there diplomas?
Code School is not the same as a large university or college. We don't offer diplomas or certificates for course completions. We do have a Report Card system that can be used to track and share progress through our learning paths. Report Card ...
Can I use keyboard shortcuts on the videos?
We are sorry to say but at this time Code School videos don't support shortcuts such as spacebar pause and play and arrow key fast-forward and rewind. We are looking to make optimizations here for future video updates though!
Is Code School down? Or is it just me?
Code School has numerous systems in place in hopes of making sure that our services are available 24/7. The best place to go to find out the latest status if you think Code School is down is to check our Twitter account . If we do have any downtime...
Can Code School help me get a job?
Companies are looking for highly motivated individuals like you that are actively working to improve their skills! Code School does not have a Jobs page where you can find available positions, and we do not have certificates available, but all ...
Does Code School have a referral program?
We do not have an active referral program. We're considering new options as we continue integrating our services with our parent company, Pluralsight . If you'd like to share your ideas for how we can best approach this in the future, pleas...
How can I search for courses and topics?
We have a couple options for searching including a universal search feature.  The Search bar at the top of our page will search across the entirety of Code School including our Courses, Topics, and Screencasts. Subtitles Search It can be...
How is your content organized?
Our content is organized into Paths and further broken into Courses . The content is in order of difficulty which makes it super easy to know where you're going as you move along through our paths. You can search our content at any time for...
Is the forum down, or is it just me?
We sometimes have outages, which is a real bummer. If you happen to have an issue logging in or getting into our forums, feel free to drop us a line and we'll check into it. ...
When is the next course release date?
For a list of a couple of the upcoming courses, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the Courses page or subscribe to our Newsletters in your Settings Page . We also post all course news on both our Twitter and Facebook pages. ...
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