About GitHub Learning Lab
Learning Lab is the way to learn on GitHub. You can use Learning Lab to level up your own skills (as a learner), and to create courses for others (as an author).
This is the general pattern learners and authors follow when using GitHub Learning Lab.
- An author creates and publishes a Learning Lab course.
- A learner visits GitHub Learning Lab. They can browse through the course catalog and read about GitHub Learning Lab without signing in.
- A learner signs into GitHub Learning Lab for the first time, GitHub requests user-level permissions. The learner authorizes the app.
- GitHub Learning Lab requests the learner install it on at least one repository, or on their account (all current and future repositories). These installation types are known as
- Learner installs the app as requested.
- A learner registers for a course in GitHub Learning Lab.
- GitHub Learning Lab creates a repository for the registered course based on a template specified by the course's author.
- If the learner uses the
selected installation type, GitHub Learning Lab requests the learner install it on the newly created repository.
- GitHub Learning Lab sets up the newly created repository with any issues, pull requests, and settings specified by the course's author.
- GitHub Learning Lab shows the learner the course progress page with steps defined by the course's author.
- Learner clicks on the current step and navigates to the active issue, pull request, or page on GitHub.
- Learner performs the course's requested action.
- GitHub Learning Lab receives an event describing the learner's action.
- If the learner's action is expected, GitHub Learning Lab responds as defined by the course's author. If the learner's action is unexpected, GitHub Learning Lab does not react.
- GitHub Learning Lab marks the course as complete when the learner completes all expected actions.