A Primer on Markdown and GitHub

Last updated on 2022-02-03 | Edit this page

Before joining Collaborative Lesson Development training, participants should be able to:

  • write formatted text - bold and italic, headings, links, bullet point and numbered lists - with Markdown.
  • log into GitHub.com and create and edit files using the GitHub web interface.

These skills can be learned by following two sections of the Building Websites with Jekyll and GitHub lesson in The Carpentries Incubator:

  1. Introduction (starting from “Setting Up a Repository”)
  2. Authoring with Markdown (skipping the optional exercises)