GitHub is about more than code. It’s a platform for software collaboration—and Markdown is one of the most important ways developers can make their communication clear and organized in issues and pull requests.
This course will walk you through creating and using headings more effectively, organizing thoughts in bulleted lists, and showing how much work you’ve completed with checklists. You can even use Markdown to add some depth to your work with the help of emoji, images, and links. See a word you don't understand? We've included an emoji 📖 next to some key terms. Click on it to see its definition.
In this course, you’ll learn how to:
In this course you will work with issues and pull requests, as well as edit files. If these things aren't familiar to you, we recommend you take the Introduction to GitHub course, first!
This makes use of the following open source projects. Consider exploring these repos and maybe even making contributions!
Developers, GitHub users, users new to Git, students, managers, teams
Learn about task lists in your first issue.
Create serve your repository contents on a web page using GitHub Pages.
Add headers to some unformatted content.
Merge your first PR to see headers in action.
Learn how to place images in Markdown by adding your photo.
Learn how to create links in Markdown.
Merge your second PR to introduce yourself to the world.
Learn to how to create ordered and unordered lists.
Use bold and italics to emphasize text.
Merge the last updates to your portfolio.
All public courses on Learning Lab are free.