Getting started with Github

Create a Github account

  1. Go to
  2. Create a user name and password: login page
  3. Go to your account profile page: github account profile
  4. Create a new repository: git repository page
  5. Name the git repository to the name of your OER Resource: make a new repo
  6. Select "Initialize this repository with a README" and click "Create repository": Create repository
  7. Your repo will look like this: repo front page

Clone the Github repo to your computer

  1. Click on "Clone or Download", then choose "Open in Desktop": Download repo to desktop
  2. If you don't already have Github's desktop app installed, you will need to install it now. You will be redirected to the download page: download github desktop app page
  3. After installation, you may have to repeat step one. The Desktop will ask you for a location on your desktop to save to. Choose a directory on your computer in "local path", and click "Clone". choose a local folder
  4. Congrats! You now have a cloned Github repository. Github desktop app repo view

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