Using Existing Teams in Group Assignments?

I’m trying to create a group assignment using a set of existing teams as seems to be demonstrated in the tutorial video. However, as I’m creating the assignment the option to use other teams isn’t there. I only get the option to create new teams, but even when I enter something there, my test student doesn’t see that predefined team.

Can anybody advise on what to do?



Wish I could help Jason, but I’m stuck at the same juncture. Would love to get past this hurdle.

Initial team creation currently happens on the student side of GitHub Classroom. For the initial group assignment, if you want certain students to join certain teams you must specify the team names to your students and ask them to form those teams within the Classroom interface.

Once teams are formed, you may reuse them for subsequent assignments.

If you are having difficulty reusing existing teams, please report the issue here:

Please include a detailed account of the steps you’ve taken, including screenshots if possible.

That is i never can use my groups (teams) created previously in my github organization???

If you are having difficulty reusing existing teams, please report the issue here.

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@miltonlab @mickelj

You can re-use teams from the same Organization over and over. When you create a new group assignment, there’s a dropdown menu that lists your pre-existing sets of teams.


Dear @mozzadrella and @sanicki i have my groups or temas in my organization at Github:


But they not appear at moment of group assignment creation at Classroom


@miltonlab teams form on the student side–you can make groups, but students opt in to them.

There’s a 1:1 mapping of teams from Classroom to the repo, but teams created in do not flow back to Classroom. It needs to be done through the Classroom application.

Hope this helps.

Hi all: I’m trying to work through this right now and still find it extremely confusing. What I would love to see is a series of screenshots that show how an instructor creates teams (e.g. “Team 1”, “Team 2”, “Team 3” in a way that students can opt in to those teams. Right now, it looks like, even when I specify a number of teams in the “Maximum number of teams” form during assignment creation, they still do not appear for students and that the students then have to type “Team 1” into the Create a new team form upon accepting an assignment. Is this accurate or am I missing something?

What I see:

What my students see:

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