Getting Started: Making my first assignment


(Dale Reed) #1

GitHub newcomer here, trying to make my first assignment.

Within GitHub Classroom, I have created a classroom (called UIC CS 342: Fall 2016). I then selected the “New Assignment” button, and then the “Create an Individual assignment” button.

When I make the assignment public (all submissions visible to the world) it works, but when I make it private (Submissions will only be visible to the submitter and organization owners) then I get the message “Cannot make this private assignment, your limit of 0 repositories has been reached. You can request a larger plan for free at https://education.github.com/discount

I would like students who turn work in early not have to worry about someone else copying from them. To do this I assume I need to request private repositories for each student?

  • Dale

(John Britton) #2

Hey @dalefreed,

Great question. If you want to keep your students from seeing each other’s work, you’ll need to request private repositories for your organization.

To do this I assume I need to request private repositories for each student?

GitHub recently moved from a per-repository pricing to a per-user pricing model and as a teacher, we’re happy to provide unlimited private repositories for your class.

All you need to do is head to https://education.github.com/discount request private repositories for the organization you’re using with Classroom.