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Coppin is an assignment creator and grader meant to be used with Doctor and CodeEditorXblock. By pairing these three tools, any organization that utilizes Open Edx will have the ability to teach and grade coding assignments.

Empowr’s goal is to create an equitable future for all, and therefore we believe in open-source technologies.


We use Ktor as it’s a fast and easy to learn framework for server creation. Exposed is used to make working with the database easier and offer a layer of protection.

How you can support

The number one way to support this project is by donating to Empowr. If you are technically inclined and would like to submit code, then feel free to contribute to any area on the following list.

  • Security. While this serves only serves as a base, we would like to ensure it is as secure as possible.
  • More Languages. We would love to support more languages on the server side.
  • Bugs & Features. We are open to adding new features. So if you have a cool idea, create it!
  • Scalability. Add Redis Cache. SQL overview. Anything that can improve the performance and effeciency.

How it works by the module


The command module is responsible for running commands locally on the server hardware


This file is used for executing commands locally. You simply pass in the command to your Commander‘s execute() method


This is a module used solely for dependency management.


This module contains the API’s used by Doctor for grading and creating assignments.

Coppin is a programming  assignment creator and grader.
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