Jupyter Cloud XBlock for Open edX via Google Colab

IBL Education engineers have developed the Jupyter Google Colab XBlock, which provides course creators with an easy way to launch a Jupyter Notebook environment from their Open edX-based learning platforms, by leveraging Google’s free Colaboratory tool:

Colaboratory is a free Jupyter notebook environment that requires no setup and runs entirely in the cloud.

With Colaboratory you can write and execute code, save and share your analyses, and access powerful computing resources, all for free from your browser.

After specifying the URL of the Jupyter Notebook – either hosted on GitHub or Google Colab – instructors only need to write the text of the button that students will see in order to launch it.

The Jupyter Google Colab XBlock, available on GitHub, comes after the Jupyter Notebook grader and viewer XBlocks for Open edX.