Hey! The deadline widget should auto-populate to your local time zone. In this case, -0400 is the Eastern Daylight Time timezone (NYC). If that seems incorrect, let me know and I can let our engineering team know.
Once you set a deadline, it’ll appear on the assignment page. There isn’t currently a way to show students the deadline, it’ll have to be communicated by you to your students somehow. This is something we’re working on though. I’ll have more to share once work on this moves forwards.
Thank you for the clarification - Yes, that is correct - I am in Eastern Daylight Time.
On the assignment page, I only see a vague description of the set deadline:
Individual assignment - Deadline in 7 days
Is there a way to see the precise deadline (with date & time)?
Within the GitHub Classroom Assignment page, I see that each student’s repository has now been tagged as ‘Submitted’, and if I click on that, the web interface puts me into a tree corresponding to the state of the repository at the time of submission. So that worked.
But I am using the ‘mass_clone’ tool to pull down all the students’ repositories to my computer for grading, and it isn’t obvious to me how to view the submitted tree within RStudio/Git on my computer? (This might matter if a student updates their repository after the submission deadline).