Find students' repos by name?

Hi there.
I’m mostly enjoying GitHub classroom and plan to use it even more next time I teach, however I find it hard to find a particular user’s repo…

Say I have an assignment with 100 submissions. GitHub classroom has no view that shows all these on one page, AFAIK. It should, so I can use Ctrl+F.
If my student’s name is “Bob Smith”, how can I find their repo? There’s no way I can see to search for the repo by student name or email. I can’t know Bob’s GitHub username easily, so… please let me know how to find a student’s repo. I would love to see a simple search bar where I can enter a student’s name or email.

(What I have been using is this: which creates ‘dummy’ commits by email and then GitHub shows their usernames if they exist. I can then append that to the assignment default URL… but this is way too much work compared to what it could be.)

Thank you.

Hi Lindsay,

Thanks for the feedback! Would you mind opening a feature request for this on the GitHub Classroom repository:

You can just link to this post for details if you’d like.


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:+1: Thank you.

Hi Lindsay,

I had a same issue when I tried to use GitHub classroom for the first time. My workaround was to instruct students to put their name into file in the root of the repository. Then I was able to look it up through the search bar on the top of the GitHub page and specifying code as the scope for the search.

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Thanks. That looks like a useful option! :thumbsup: