Let us start from scratch and understand the underlying concepts
That list is detailed on https://www.didel.com/BicoKitEn.pdf.
Interaction with teachers should expand the associated concepts in each of these categories:
Basics on LEDs
Basics on wiring
Basics on programming
Basics on software development tools
Basics on multiplexing
Basics on bitmaps
Logical to physical bitmap conversion
The BicoKit, available from Tindie, is a low cost shield for any Arduino board available as a kit form, if an easy soldering exercise is part of the course, or ready to use.