CS First News and Updates


October, 2022

We recently released an update that makes Latin American Spanish (es-419) a fully supported language of CS First. 🎉

What does that mean for teachers?

  • It means that now anyone can navigate to the language picker at the bottom of our website and select Español Latinoamérica to view our website and available curriculum in Latin American Spanish (es-419).
  • Known issues:
    • When you select a lesson that also has an es-419 version, and your students complete either the English version or the Spanish version, their progress will continue to still only show has 50% complete.
    • If you select and assign the es-419 version of the lesson, it will show up on your dashboard as the English version, but don't worry, your students will still be directed to the es-419 content. 

Which lessons are available in Latin American Spanish?

  • Characterization
  • Interactive Presentation
  • Dialogue, Narration
  • Figurative Language
  • Code Your Hero
  • Pitch Your Passion
  • An Unusual Discovery
  • Animate a Name
  • Coming soon: 3 updated lessons for Hour of Code 2022 that feature our new in-editor format.

What does this mean for our students?

  • Your students will be able to complete any of the lessons listed above in Latin American Spanish, even if you (the teacher) have added the English version of the lesson to your class.
  • Your students will arrive at the CS First website in whichever language their browser is set to. If your students need to manually change the language of CS First to Latin American Spanish, they can do so via the language picker at the bottom of the website or switch to the Latin American version of our lessons from the first video page of the English version.





June 1, 2021


Beginning on June 1, 2021, if you have CS First classes with student accounts that were created prior to January 25, 2021 - you will need to reset those passwords in order for students to be able to access CS First.


Please visit your CS First Dashboard to see if any of your classes are impacted. Classes with old student accounts will have a warning on the class card. You can reset the passwords for impacted students using one the following options below.


Option 1 - Bulk reset all student passwords

  1. Visit your CS First dashboard.
  2. Click on Reset passwords within the warning message which is located on the class card.
  3. Click the option to Reset passwords at the top of your student list.
  4. Confirm your choice by clicking reset and download new passwords.
  5. This will generate a .csv file that you can download and save to your device.

Option 2 - Reset passwords for individual students

  1. Visit your CS First dashboard.
  2. Click on Reset passwords within the warning message which is located on the class card.
  3. ​​Find the individual student account whose password you want to reset.
  4. Click on the three vertical dots at the right of the student account.
  5. Select the Reset password option.
  6. A confirmation message will appear on your screen. Click Reset & download new password.
  7. The new password will appear on screen and will be downloaded to your device.


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