Course and template repositories

Every GitHub Learning Lab course requires:

  1. A course repository
  2. A template repository

The course repository contains:

  • content for the course catalog
  • all steps in the course
  • expected event from the learner to trigger each step
  • actions taken by Learning Lab once a step is triggered
  • content for the bot's responses

If you'd like, you can use this Learning Lab boilerplate as a template repository when making a course manually.

The template repository contains:

  • the project codebase

All Git data will be copied for the learner from the template repository. Learning Lab cannot be directed to only copy specific branches or files. Learning Lab also won't copy data that isn't stored by Git (such as issues, pull requests, and branch protections or other settings on GitHub).