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First complete Git Exercise 1. It will benefit you to keep this tutorial open while you work on this assignment. Also, you should complete this assignment on a computer you will likely be using the most this semester, because you will be configuring it to get it working routinely with Git and GitHub and navigating your own file directories. (You can always set up Git on other computers when you need to and access GitHub wherever you are.)

Analysis of the task

The goals of this assignment are:

  1. Clone and navigate locally our DHClass-Hub repository
  2. Create a personal remote repository on GitHub via website
  3. Make a local clone of your personal remote repository
  4. Add a file to a repository using Git and push it to your remote repository.
  5. Comment and/or create an Issue on GitHub.

Upon completion of this assignment you should feel confident about pushing and pulling files using Git and interacting on GitHub. Our courses require weekly, even daily, Git activity; therefore, if you still feel uncertain on how to use Git or GitHub after completing this assignment please meet with an instructor. We will gladly assist you so that you feel comfortable using Git and GitHub on a regular basis.

Step By Step

First navigate to our DHClass-Hub repository and clone the DHClass-Hub to your local computer. Follow our tutorial steps on cloning.

Once you have the DHClass-Hub cloned navigate to the repo on your local computer. Search through the directory and find the folder called sandbox. The sandbox directory is a space for you to practice adding, committing, and pushing files to. Go ahead and add ANY file to the sandbox by dragging a file into that directory or saving a file from <oXygen> there. Notice others have added pictures, text files, and a variety of code files. You can open any of these files, but try not to delete any files you have not created yourself. You will only be able to push your new file if we haved added you as a collaborator (which should have been done with completion of Git Exercise 1).

Use command line to add, commit, and push your sandbox file to the DHClass-Hub.

Next, we want you to create your own repository. Later in this course you will be creating a personal website; therefore, we are having you create a Git repo that will correlate with the development of said site. To create a new repo go to your GitHub profile, select the Repositories tab, and click New.

GitHub Create Repo

Give your repo a logical name (i.e. my_page), a brief description, and select public. During this course we ask you to keep this repo public so we can view each other’s site development without everyone in the course having to be added as a collaborator; however, you can switch this to private in the future.

Now that you have created the repo on GitHub you need to clone it to your local computer (just like you cloned the DHClass-Hub above). After you have the repo cloned you can make some edits to your file using markdown and/or add more files. Feel free to reference my GitHub repo used for the development of my personal website.

Your final task is to navigate on GitHub to your personal page repo, and follow our tutorial steps to add a collaborator. Add your instructor(s) to your repo. After the completion of this course you can remove any unwanted collaborators; however, for this assignment we want you to practice adding at least one collaborator. Also when creating your own repo you may need to change the settings to include an issues board; follow these directions to do so if the Issues tab is not automatically there.


Welcome to the Git community! You have successfully completed the basic tasks of using a Git repository locally and remotely.