I have been using GitHub Classroom for about a year, without major problems, but suddenly the ability of students accepting assignments seems to be broken.
From late last week, students receive this message after accepting an assignment.
“There was an error accepting the assignment. We were not able to add the user to your assignment, please try again… If this problem persists, please contact support.”
After refreshing, the error remains unchanged. Sometimes, they get this error instead:
You accepted the assignment, X, but the repository associated with this assignment has been deleted."
The repository has not been deleted, and I can access it. There is a button “reaccept”, but clicking the button, the problem remains.
Strangely, the students who accepted the assignment earlier that week, are able to work on it.
The repositories are all within my organization, and they are set to either private or internal.
These are a few things I already tried without success:
- Creating new assignments on a new classroom
- Creating new assignments without starter code
- Creating new assignments based on a public template repository
This is really disruptive, as we have several cohorts running, and all seem to be affected. I start to think this may be a bug related to a breaking change on Github. Is anyone else experiencing similar issues? If, so did you find a workaround?
Thank you in advance for your feedback,