# intellij

Ellen Spertus

09/03/2022, 12:33 AM
Is there any easy way to run #dokka from within IntelliJ if you created the project using the IntelliJ build system (as opposed to Gradle or Maven)? I've searched online and have only found people saying you can't do it. I want to make things easy for my CS1 students.

Alexey Belkov [JB]

09/04/2022, 9:12 AM
Yep, it’s not implemented yet. But I wonder: should CS1 students really care how to run dokka?

Ellen Spertus

09/04/2022, 1:15 PM
I don't want them to worry about the details of how to run Dokka, but I do think it important to teach them good programming practices, such as writing KDoc. It's good for them to be able to see the HTML produced, both for proofreading and motivation. I am working on setting up Gradle to generate it for them but could use some help. I posted questions on #dokka and #gradle and would be very grateful for help on setting up the task properly.