GitHub verified teachers using GitHub Classroom get access to GitHub’s groundbreaking, browser-based IDE, Codespaces. Teachers can enable Codespaces in GitHub Classroom and then choose it as the preferred editor when creating assignments.

We heard your feedback and from today, students can directly launch existing or new Codespaces from the Open in Codespaces button in readme.

For more information check out our documentation. Your feedback is welcome at our Education Community Forum.