GitHub accounts during education onboarding




I’m about to invite my students to my new education account. Is there any advantage to asking them to create Cloud9 accounts using GitHub signup first, and then I invite them?

Or it’s just as good if I first send invitations to their email addresses, and then they can connect it to their GitHub account.


The reason the education account exists is so that students don’t have to enter credit card details on signup. So, in this case, it’s better to invite them, then have them connect their GitHub, so that they don’t have to enter credit card details for cards they may not have.