A Python learning environment
with everything ready to go

A full Python environment, with no setup hassle

Python is a great language for teaching, but getting it installed and set up on all your students' computers can be less than easy. PythonAnywhere provides an environment that's ready to go — including a syntax-highlighting, error-checking editor, Python 2 and 3 consoles, and a full set of batteries included. Avoid all the hassles of getting Python installed on everyone's laptop, and making sure everyone can pip install all the right packages.

Distributing assignments and monitoring progress is easy

Once a student has nominated you as their teacher, you can see their files and Python consoles, so you can help them more easily. You can copy files into their accounts so that you can give them a starting point for their assignments, and you can see their solutions.

We can even create student accounts in bulk for you, and pre-populate them with files that you provide —

All your students have the same environment

The same operating system, the same console, the same text editor — save yourself from having to customise your lessons and instructions for Windows/Mac/Linux, and from having to debug issues in different shells and editors.

...and they can work together

Your students can choose to share their consoles with each other, too — so they can work on group projects remotely, or help each other in-class.

Start work at work or at school, and continue at home

Because PythonAnywhere is web-based, it can follow you around on any computer (or iPad, or Chromebook) with a browser, so you or your students can work from wherever you like.

What does it cost?

It's free! Our basic accounts are free, and we only charge for more advanced services (like professional web app hosting, or big number-crunching requirements), none of which are needed for basic "intro to programming" type courses. If you need larger amounts of processing power, then — you can also get an idea of our prices on the pricing page.


Our education support is evolving rapidly, and there are a few limitations right now; check out this help page for the current list.

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So you can concentrate on teaching, not installing software...

We're using PythonAnywhere as a tutorial aid. Much better than spending the first hour making sure everyone has Python installed.

M.P. de Sa Pereira.

PythonAnywhere used for teaching Python, avoids installation hassles. Handy, esp. when as a first language!

Andy Pearce