We use github.com organizations such as https://github.com/UCSB-CS56-M16 and https://github.com/UCSB-CS56-F16 to set up a space on github.com where every repo that you create can automatically be seen by your instructors and TAs without you having to add them manually as collaborators.
To create a private repo for a Java assignment on github.com, follow this procedure.
- Unless you are told otherwise, the naming convention is
- For example,
Use EXACTLY that name, because that will be how your TAs find it to give you a grade.
If you don’t use the right letters, punctuation, capitalization, etc. it makes your TAs life more difficult. Your TA may therefore decide to make your life difficult by giving you a lower grade for “not following directions”. They will have my full support.
- Under description, you may write anything you like, within reason.
- For example, something like “lab00 for Joe Schmoe” (if your name is Joe Schmoe) would be reasonable.
- Select “private”.
- Check the box that says “Initialize this repository with a README.
- This is important because if you don’t do this, the repo may have no content, and you can’t clone a repo with no content.
- Click the pull-down menu for “Add .gitignore” and select Java.
Then create the repo.