Can I still join a team to learn if there are no teams at my school?

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Yes you can register as a Code Learner here, and pick to join a team from the drop down menu. If there are no teams at your school, you may join another school’s team as long as it is public and doesn’t require a secret code to join. Note that you will be earning points for the school under which team you signed up for. (i.e. If you are a Ryerson Student, but sign up for a McMaster team, your points will count for McMaster University in terms of prizing)

What is the difference between signing up as a Code Mentor and a Code Learner?

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Code Mentors signup is intended for those who plan to mentor others on the 10 Hour Learning Module (HTML/CSS). The dashboard is the exact same as the Code Learner dashboard except it has additional options to mentor Code Learners, track progress, answer questions and has an additional Code Mentor Training Module. Signing up as a Code Learner, you will have access to the 10 Hour Learning Module (HTML/CSS).

What happens if I can’t finish in the competition period? Can I keep going?

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Absolutely! While the competition period only runs from February 25th until March 25th, you will continue to have access to the learning curriculum even after the contest is over. You can always come back to learn to code later and complete the training at your own pace.

How is this linked to LHL? Can I say I am a LHL teacher/student?

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Started by Lighthouse Labs to promote digital literacy. Our goal is to run a program such as CanUCode in conjunction with all the great information technology studies at universities and colleges across Canada to set students up for success after graduation

Although CanUCode is a Lighthouse Labs initiative, it doesn’t fall under one of our official programs. That said, feel free to share your CanUCode certificate across social media and mention CanUCode on your resume and LinkedIn profile stating that you “completed the 10-hour CanUCode Learning Curriculum” or “CanUCode Mentor.”

I created a private group and can't find the URL to invite Code Learners, what do I do?

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Once you create your team, you will receive an email automatically with your team URL. You can use the following URL and replace your team code in place of “yourcodehere” to invite Code Learners: http://canucode-learn.lighthouselabs.ca/login/signup.php?code=yourcodehere

What if my school is not on the list?

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Please contact us at canucode@lighthouselabs.com and we will add your school.

How do I access my group’s forum?

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Code Mentors: 1) Log in 2) Select the Code Mentor Training Module Course 3) General 4) Select Code Mentor Help.
Code Learners: 1) Log in 2) Select the 10 Hour Learning Module 3) General 4) Select CanUCode Forum

Can we have more than 1 Code Mentor on our team?

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Yes! While there can be only one Code Mentor who creates the team, anyone can sign up as a Code Learner and then convert to a Code Mentor account by contacting us: canucode@lighthouselabs.com

How many people can I have on my team?

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If you want to have more than one Code Mentor on your team, sign up as a Code Learner and then email us at canucode@lighthouselabs.ca and we will manually convert your profile. Keep in mind that the max amount of team members eligible for prizing is 31 people per team - that includes any mix of CanUCode Learners or Mentors. For example, you can have a mix of 3 Code Mentors and 28 Code Learners OR 1 Code Mentor and 30 Code Learners, as long as each team has 31 people, you will all be eligible for prizing.