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About the Course

Welcome to this guided project. In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to “use GIthub to provide hosting for software development and Visual Studio to host code locally on your electronic device.” I know it seems like a lot by the end of the project will develop a better understanding of Github and Visual Studio Code. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions....

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Apr 24, 2024

Intro to Github and VS Code is a great beginner's course to welcome you into the technology world. Happy Learning.


Dec 2, 2020

Amazing explanation of the basics of using Github & Visual Studio Code.

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By Gary C

Mar 13, 2021

I was excited about this 'guided project'. The Instructor enunciates well and speaks at a reasonable pace. And Coursera's Rhyme learning environment works very well. Unfortunately, that's the end of the good things about this course. While I realize that a 1-2 hour course cannot cover many topics, nor go into too much depth on any topic, this Introduction does not go into enough detail on any topic to be useful. A substantial amount of time is spent simply telling us the names of some of the features of Github and VS Code while providing little or no explanation about what those features actually do. I think perhaps trying to introduce both Github and VS Code is too much for 1-2 hours. I think perhaps that learners might be better served if there was two separate projects -- 'Introduction to Github' and 'Introduction to VS Code' -- that were each 1-2 hours. (I am sorry if this review comes across as overly negative but I would do a disservice to my fellow learners if I did not give an honest review.)

By Nicholas B

Dec 15, 2021

The instructor did not provide a thorough description of what git really is, nor github, or how it interacts with VS Code. Most importantly the instructor didn't cover WHY any particular task was being done, or how any particular step fits in a workflow. She simply shows what options are present under each menu in the applications (again, without saying WHY you'd be looking for anything there.) A simple, real world example would suffice, e.g. "Suppose you're working on a software or coding project with someone else. Here's how you would share your code with them, and here's how you'd share your code updates". But nothing of this sort was introduced. Save your money and read the docs.

By Enver

Dec 3, 2020

Amazing explanation of the basics of using Github & Visual Studio Code.

By Jonathan A

Feb 18, 2021

Good for setting up a new user (creates a real account).

By Roopmathi G J

Mar 5, 2023

I learned how to create a GIT repository, how to use GitHub, and how to create code files in VS code and push them to the GitHub repository through the GitHub desktop. I got what I came for. This is a beginner-level guided project as the instructor doesn't go into detail on all the functionalities of Github. s someone transitioning into data science I wanted to learn how to publish my portfolio on Github, and what it involves and this project helped me learn that in under 1 hour! Recommend this project to aspiring Data analysts.

By Harish c

Feb 19, 2022

Very good course for begineres


Oct 18, 2021

good learning platform

By Amol C P

Apr 12, 2021

Great Course

By 221810301035 P S R

Sep 10, 2021

good course

By Detlef H

Dec 17, 2020

Give rough overview, never the less some errors not called about and how to add an branch etc..

By David M

Feb 21, 2023

This seemed too basic and was not very informative

By Elham

Dec 10, 2021

Not very useful.

By Tina C

Apr 24, 2024

Intro to Github and VS Code is a great beginner's course to welcome you into the technology world. Happy Learning.

By Ravi V

Jul 24, 2022

Course is clear and easy to understand, author taught in good pace

By Andrew H

Jun 3, 2022

Great introduction to Github and Visual Studio Code.

By Ambreen -

Oct 6, 2023

Great start for the beginners, thanks a lot.

By Tina L C

May 13, 2021

Excellent Course for Beginners. Let's Code!!

By Galerie V

Jan 31, 2023

Thank you, fast and clear!

By Yeduguri Y R

Oct 10, 2022

Course is really good

By Aymen A S

Apr 12, 2021

Great for Beginners. Intuitive and graspable. Not for moderately experienced, let alone professionals.


Apr 28, 2022

Introduction to Github and Visual Studio Code good to learn

By Dave G

Feb 14, 2023

Clear instructions and you know how to use it at the end


Sep 4, 2021

It was good working on this project

By Antonio C C

May 20, 2021


By Peter S

Jan 21, 2022

Requires Github Desktop. Please include the use of Github Desktop in description.