Complete newbie to GitHub and Gitbook here. I’d like to use GitBook to run my online courses where students can add and edit pages. Would this qualify for “open-source & non-profit teams”? I have signed up for the Educator discount on GitHub and created an organization there. Does this “transfer” to GitBook? If so, what do I need to do to link the two? Thanks!
gitbook isn’t associated with github so I don’t think there is a transfer (though if there is some discount I can get that would be amazing :P) … I asked gitbook about 8 months ago for discount as I host all my course notes on it. They gave me 50% off… unfortunately the plan that I needed for PDF export had a 10 seat minimum…even at 50% off, it was far too expensive for me. (about 150 US per month)
If you all you need is collaborative editing, a github wiki would work nicely… set up a repo and provide write access to that repo for your students (easily doable using classroom… make a group assignment with a maximum of one team). Accept the assignment before sending the invite link to student and they just need to hit join button to gain access and edit rights.
+1 to @catherine-leung
Would recommend either using a repository with a wiki. If you’re looking to have the students to submit their work through GitBook, you could use GitHub Classroom and allow the students to submit through Markdown files as well.