Setting up assignment repository very slow/hangs: issues seem specific to my account

I’ve just set up an assignment in Github Classroom for the first time. I added a student and got them to set up the assignment repository, but this sits forever waiting for “Creating a Github repository …”. What might be going wrong here? (I have a template repository)

We did a bit more investigation into this issue. We found that:

  • after adding another user as an owner, if they create an assignment, then that one can be set up as normal, unlike what I’m getting.
  • if that user creates a new classroom, then if I create an assignment there, then that assignment can be set up as normal.
  • when I create an assignment, I don’t get the option to choose a template repository or not, see the attached screenshot.

In contrast, when I configure exactly the same assigment as Colin, I see:

I’m having the same issue. When accepting the assignment, the progress bar (for creating the repo) slows to a crawl and never completes. Some more info:

  • the source repo is a private template
  • the students are not members of the organization
  • only one student is currently affected
  • the same student had no trouble with other assignments
  • the student’s repo exists but they have not been added as an outside collaborator

I suspect the last point is the most relevant.

edit: I tried manually adding the student, and I got a red bar on top saying that the user was already added invited. Upon refreshing the page, the user appears in the collaborator list with “Pending invite” status.

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