Geoff: Very helpful. I’m in a similar situation as you (trying to find an easy and efficient way to use GitHub Classroom with my students) and had come up with a similar strategy as you. However, I hadn’t considered the Transfer option. Interesting. When you transfer, what does the destination repo look like vis-a-vis branches, commit history, etc. (I don’t want the students to see all the changes I’ve been making, but to only see a virgin set of files that they begin with.)
Again, thanks for the post! –Greg
P.S. I originally posted this reply on your blog, but thought others here might benefit w/o going to the blog post. Sorry for the double post.