Programming with GUIs

Online Course

Future Learn
Programming with GUIs

What is the course about?

Programming with GUIs
The course Programming with GUIs is an online class provided by Raspberry Pi Foundation through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn what a Graphical User Interface is and write your own GUI-based applications with this practical course for teachers.
Course description
  • Gain hands-on experience building your own interface
  • 3 weeks
  • Discover how to build your own Graphical User Interface (GUI) with guizero. On this course supported by Google, you will learn how to incorporate more interactivity in your program. You will experiment with different types of widgets and build the confidence to design more complex GUI-based apps in the future.
  • You will have the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt to practice using the guizero library. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to produce applications with interactive elements such as buttons and text boxes.
  • Using widgets to build a GUI
  • Responding to user inputs using events
  • Reading and modifying the properties of widgets
  • Designing GUIs and using boxes and either auto or grid layouts to implement them
  • Adjusting the appearance of your GUI to improve the user experience
  • Using time-based events
  • Decomposing a project to make it more manageable
  • Experiment with different widgets that can be used to build a GUI
  • Develop a GUI that responds to the user through the use of events
  • Explain how event driven programming works, and the differences between an event driven program and a procedural program
  • Produce a countdown timer using guizero’s built-in methods
  • Design several different GUIs, including a text editor and a picture-matching game
  • This course is designed for teachers delivering computer science lessons at GCSE level or equivalent. It’s aimed at teachers who have basic experience with Python. If you don’t have much experience with Python, perhaps complete Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators first.
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.
  • National Centre for Computing Education
  • National Centre for Computing Education courses

Prerequisites & Facts

Programming with GUIs

Course Topic

Coding & Programming, IT & Computer Science, STEM Teaching, Secondary Education Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing

University, College, Institution

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Programming with GUIs

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Raspberry Pi Foundation you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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