I just put the student version of SE on a brand new laptop and at the start of a new part I only get the taskbar according to the picture below.
In the options I have selected to start standard in ordered.
Why can i not draw with ordered features?
You are in the "Next Steps" theme which is designed for working with Synchronous only. You will not be provided with any Ordered commands in "Next Steps".
Change your theme to "Solid Edge - Balanced Default".
To change themes right-click on any of the tab headers, select Themes -> Solid Edge - Balanced Default" (or any other theme that provides an Ordered UI interface)
so I'm working with and for Solid Edge that long time, but never ever realized that there is a theme called "Next Steps" nor the "First Steps" theme.
Great is every day where You can learn some new!
The "Next Steps" theme is available to Student versions and its goal is to keep it simple for new students. The other themes are really a way to taylor the workspace to your preference and provide additional assistance to new users with all commands available. You can also create your own themes if desired.