The abc-quickstart script creates a new abc-classroom course, including
the necessary directory structure and configuration file. The abc-classroom
course directory structure will allow you to manage your GitHub classroom course
from the command line supporting the following tasks
Creating GitHub classroom template repos that contains course assignment materials
Collecting completed GitHub repos for each assignment and for each student
Providing feedback to students after grading is complete.
Do not run abc-quickstart in an existing git
repository. The directory created will eventually have other git
repositories inside of it, and it is best to avoid creating repositories
inside of existing repositories. To check that you aren’t in a git repo,
run git status and look for the message fatal: not a git repository
(or any of the parent directories): .git.
fatal: not a git repository
(or any of the parent directories): .git
To create a new course using abc-classroom run:
Create a course directory named whatever you called your course-name variable
Create two other directories required to store template repositories
and cloned student repositories.
Create a sample config.yml file that can be modified to run the program for your classroom.
Create an extra_files directory that contains files (like .gitignore and a readme) that will get added to every assignment template. You can modify the contents as you like.
If you already have a directory called course-name, then abc-quickstart
will fail. If you want to overwrite this directory, run
abc-quickstart -f course-name.
abc-quickstart -f course-name
to see options.
Now, you can set up the directory where you manage your
assignments: Organize Assignments.