Projects

Projects overview

  1. What are Projects?
  2. Where can I find Projects on Pluralsight?
  3. How do Projects work?
  4. Troubleshooting Projects issues

What are Projects?

Important: Projects are available to learners on Professional and Enterprise business plans and individual Premium subscriptions.

Projects allows you to use what you learned on Pluralsight and provide you with a hands-on experience on your local computer. As you follow along with a set of provided tasks, you'll be able to build a real-world application. Don't worry - we'll do all the checking for you.

Some additional benefits of Projects include:

  • Spending more time practicing skills and less on prerequisite setup
  • Building real-world applications locally
  • Validating functional code in a real-world scenario

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Where can I find Projects on Pluralsight?

You can find a list of all Projects from the Projects page

Alternatively, you can find projects within a paths page for a particular skill. Projects can be found as the last item in a beginner tier of course listings. All projects are also designated by the Project identifier in the top-left corner. This helps you differentiate between a course and a project when you're searching for content.

Tip: If you're a team manager or admin, you can find a snapshot of teams Projects progress from your dashboard. To locate, find the "Projects" box to see Projects data of your team from the last 30 days.

An example of where a project for Angular would exist is shown below:

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How do Projects work?

All projects have a unique, real-world scenario in mind. These scenarios are built with tasks within a given project. As such, each scenario takes a different approach to solving, creating, and building these projects locally, submitting your code, and letting us check your work. 

Each Project may have different requirements. Always check the right panel on the Projects page and the included Setup module walking you through getting started within a project.

We have a couple options for working through a Project

Cloning from GitHub

This is all done using GitHub. Once you've completed tasks, push your changes to GitHub and we check your code for you.

Note: If you have never used GitHub or code editors before, don't worry - we've got your back! Every project has a setup module with step-by-step instructions on creating a GitHub account as well as finding and downloading code editors and setting up all other local tools needed for your Project.

ZIP download

The ZIP download option removes the need for you to use GitHub and instead allows for downloading the Project ZIP file on your machine, working on it locally, and uploading it back to us. From there, we check your work for any issues in your code.

After you're done working through a project, you'll not only have hands-on experience with that technology, but you'll have a local working project that you can keep learning with and expand upon.

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Troubleshooting Projects issues

Most issues with projects involve code submission. If you have an adblocker, such as uBlock or AdBlock, we recommend turning those blockers off as those may inhibit Projects code submissions and use.

If you are having other issues, feel free to send a ticket to our support team (support@pluralsight.com) with a link to your project on GitHub and we'd be happy to take a look!

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If you need help, please email support@pluralsight.com for 24/7 assistance.