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Teachers we have heard your feedback! The GitHub Classroom team is excited to announce that now in addition to reusing a single assignment you can reuse multiple assignments across Classrooms and/or from semester-to-semester. You no longer have to manually and repeatedly create new assignments using the same template repo.

Using 'Reuse assignment' on the Classroom level you can copy single / multiple assignments and associated template repo across Classrooms and organizations. The copied assignment will include the Assignment details such as name, source repository, autograding and preferred editor.

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These changes will be gradually rolling out over the next week. For more information on how to use this new experience, check out our documentation. Your feedback is welcome at our Education Community Forum.

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GitHub Education now provides a safe place for students to take the first step in their open source journey with the launch of Community Exchange on GitHub Global Campus. Community Exchange offers students the ability to connect with peers to learn valuable skills to contribute to open source.

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With Community Exchange, users can discover student created repositories and even submit a repository of their own. By submitting a repository a student can:

  • Get exposure for their repository by the nearly two million students on Global Campus
  • Build their portfolio by maintaining or contributing to repositories
  • Help other students learn
  • Grow their network

Community Exchange is available to all Global Campus students on their Global Campus dashboard. Students who haven't joined Global Campus can apply for GitHub Global Campus benefits.

To learn more about Community Exchange, check out our blog post.

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Big news for computer science teachers! Today, we invite teachers to join GitHub Global Campus, the new home for all computer science teachers at GitHub! On Global Campus, teachers can access education resources and learn about new programs and events-all in one place! Teachers can also:

  • Upgrade their GitHub organizations to GitHub Team.
  • Connect with the teacher community on GitHub Discussions.
  • Request swag for their classroom.
  • Manage active GitHub Classrooms.

If you’re a teacher, you can join Global Campus by completing a short application for teacher benefits. Once accepted, you will be officially welcomed as a Global Campus teacher. Once verified, you can access Global Campus anytime at https://education.github.com.

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Big news for computer science (CS) teachers. GitHub verified teachers using GitHub Classroom get access to GitHub’s groundbreaking, browser-based IDE, Codespaces. It’s a seismic shift for CS education, breaking down barriers in a fundamentally new way. Whether you’re a teacher frustrated with the complexities of managing local machine-based developer environments, tired of troubleshooting your students’ tools rather than focusing on their code, or looking to reduce technical and cost barriers for your CS Classroom, Codespaces addresses so many of the pain points in CS education with one elegant solution – integration in GitHub Classroom.

You can enable Codespaces in GitHub Classroom and then choose it as the preferred editor when creating assignments.

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These changes will gradually roll out over the next week. For more information on how to use this new experience, check out our documentation and blog. Your feedback is welcome at our Education Community Forum.

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Teachers we have heard your feedback! The GitHub Classroom team is excited to announce the ability to easily reuse an Assignment across Classrooms and/or from semester-to-semester. You dont have to now manually and repeatedly create new assignments using the same template repo.
Using 'Reuse assignment' you can copy an assignment and associated template repo across Classrooms and organizations. The copied assignment will include the Assignment details such as name, source repository, autograding and preferred editor.

AssignmentReuse

These changes will be gradually rolling out over the next week. For more information on how to use this new experience, check out our documentation. Your feedback is welcome at our Education Community Forum.

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The GitHub Classroom team is excited to announce our new experience for viewing information about your assignments! These changes will be gradually rolling out over the next week. The revamped view adds a higher-level summary of your students' progress with their assignment as well as refreshes the overall UI.

For more information on how to use this new experience, check out our Documentation. Your feedback is welcome at our Education Community Forum.

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You can now download a CSV while will include each students' GitHub alias, roster identifier, individual grade, and more for any given Assignment. No action is needed by you to use this feature.

On the Assignment overview page, you will now see a dropdown with an option to "Download grades." This is also the new home for the "Download repositories" functionality.

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For feedback or questions on this feature, please use our GitHub Education Community Forum

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You can now enable Visual Studio Code as a preferred editor for all Assignments in GitHub Classroom. To do so, select “Visual Studio Code” as a supported editor during Assignment creation. Once enabled, all accepted Assignments will include an “Open in VS Code” badge in the Assignment repository READMEs. This badge will open the assignment in Visual Studio Code with the new GitHub Classroom extension auto-installed. You can also independently install the extension from the Visual Code Marketplace

Get started with the Visual Studio Code integration

Add a Supported Editor section of Assignment Creation now shows Visual Studio Code as a dropdown option

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We've added enhanced support for CITATION.cff files to GitHub. CITATION.cff files are plain text files with human- and machine-readable citation information, and with this new feature, GitHub parses this information into convenient formats such as APA and BibTeX that can be copied by others.

Under the hood, we’re using the ruby-cff RubyGem to parse the contents of the CITATION.cff file and build a citation string that is then shown in the GitHub user interface. Special thanks to the gem creators @sdruskat @jspaaks and @hainesr who worked with us to build this.

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