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General Discussion

Doing Challenges

Why is there no help or key you can refer to during the challenges? its like if im confused on a challenge there is nowhere to quickly turn. and If i want to go back and look at a lesson during a challenge, it erases everything Ive done and I have to start at the beginning. what is the point of that? And is there away to get around this? Seriously making me think of leaving treehouse

6 Answers

Chris Stuntz
Chris Stuntz
13,160 Points

Before leaving Treehouse! Open another Browser tab and take a look here in the forum. You will quite likely find others who may be having the same trouble with the challenge you are facing as well as hints on how to overcome it. Once you have an idea how to address the challenge just switch back to he tab the challenge is on and complete it.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

+1 For the idea about opening a new tab for research

Yeah I do this all the time as well, well said Chris Stuntz.

thanks i appreciate that! goin to see how that works for me

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

Welcome to Treehouse, David Porter !

A good strategy would be to just open the lessons you'd like to peek at in other tabs of your Browser - this way you've got an easy way to always look up something from the lessons and don't have to leave your actual challenge (and risk to loose the steps you've already finished).

thanks for the welcome. yea that seems popular so im going to try that

Hi David,

I do know what you mean, it is annoying if I lose the progress I'd made in a task.

I think the challenges are there to help test that you understood the lesson. If you're finding that you can't complete the challenges then it might be best to go back and watch the lesson again.

Another approach is to take some notes whilst watching the lessons, or type out the examples along side the lessons. Then you have something to refer back to during the challenges and the interactive experience is likely to help the learning process.

Or open up another browser session or tab and replay the lesson.

Personally like to download the videos as I watch them. I know I'm going to need to refer back to them again and I don't want to have to keep streaming them each time. Plus I can drag through the downloaded videos much quicker than trying to jump around the online one.

thanks i appreciate that! Im going to try some!

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

Is there a place where you can download all the videos for the task rather than going into each and every stage and getting them individually? :)

Actually I would like to know this as well.

Holger Liesegang
Holger Liesegang
50,595 Points

You can download them via iTunes Feed "Download all the videos from this collection using iTunes. Continue watching videos even when an internet connection is unavailable."

Just go to the project site and you find the Download Videos Section on the right side under the instructors info.

If you look at the project overview page (the that lists all of the stages within a project and has the project trailer), then down under the instructor info is a download all option:

" Download videos

Download all the videos from this collection using iTunes. Continue watching videos even when an internet connection is unavailable."

Can I download the videos directly on my computer with the link, when I watch? Itunes not work ...

Treehouse will knock on my door and pick up my harddrive?

I believe this matter should be clarified because iTunes does not work ...