What is a Sandbox Template?

Let’s first define what is a sandbox. A sandbox is an empty code file on BSD Online that you can use to create your very own digital artifacts like a website, game, mobile app, and more using coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, etc.

To find a sandbox template, on your homepage, scroll down and click the “Create your own sandbox” tab at the very end of the tabs.

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Then it will give you options, click on “Choose a sandbox template”.

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After you click it, there will be a pop-up box, you will see all the sandbox templates your Organization has access to. Here is an image of how your sandbox template library could look like:

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The first sandbox is a blank sandbox.
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Below is an example of a blank sandbox template. With this, you can create a new sandbox of your own or practice coding.

Empty HTML:

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Empty CSS:

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Empty JS:

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On the other hand, the rest of the sandbox templates contain pre-written code and have locked lines for scaffolding. They can be used for customizing a project or for practicing some code. See the images below for reference.

HTML with code: The arrow is showing the editable part.

(Note: In sandboxes, once you unlock code you can only re-lock HTML)

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CSS with code:

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JS with code:

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Sandboxes and sandbox templates are a great opportunity for students to practice coding or unleash their creativity and build something different. If you are looking for a specific sandbox template, please reach out to your school’s BSD representative.

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