Something flipped today where my automated tests on a repo that I drop in the .github/workflows directory don’t run automatically any more. Lots of emails from students arrived wondering where their green checkmarks went. Turns out that suddenly today, they have to go to their repositories and manually click on a button to activate GitHub Actions. (Go the repo home page, click Actions, then click the big green button to enable them.)
This isn’t explicitly a GitHub Classroom issue, as I discovered someone just posted about this in the general GitHub forums regarding template repos. Since it impacted my class and took a lot of time to find, I thought I’d post it here in case it’s helpful. I also don’t know if this is a bug or a functionality change.