Course Contents, Workings, Policies

Course Contents

In this course, you download and install GitHub on your computer and set up an account
on GitHub. You learn Git basics: creating a repository, forking and cloning repositories,
collaborating on GitHub document projects, adding and committing files to a GitHub project, modifying and
staging files, branching and merging projects, adding a README to a GitHub project.

In this course, you will:

This course does not involve computer programming; instead, you work with technical documents. You use links, videos and transcripts of those videos to learn these tasks, e-mail your instructor when you have questions, and invite your instructor to review your work in GitHub.

Course Workings

  1. Once we receive your payment for this course, we send you a link in which you select a start date. Your schedule is then set up for you with due dates starting 3 days from the start date you selected.
  2. For each unit:
    1. you do some reading, watch some videos to learn concepts and procedures for that unit. (You can skip units for whatever reason, but if you need a recommendation, your instructor will mention those omissions.)
    2. you then practice the concepts and procedures of that unit. The videos show you step by step how to do the practice work for that unit.
    3. you send the practice work (or screen shots of it) to your instructor, who reviews and comments, and if necessary explains revisions needed. You repeat the revision–review cycle until your instructor signs off. (You can choose not to revise—it's your course, your money.)



You can have your performance in this course evaluated in one of these two ways:


You can have your performance in this course evaluated in one of the following ways:

Confirmation letter:

Your instructor can write a document confirming which units you completed and evaluating any original project creation and writing you did in the course. In addition to sending you this document, your instuctor can send this document to your current or prospective employers.

Letter grades:



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