I'm teaching a data science course in which we use RStudio Cloud, linked to GitHub repositories, to create all assignments. For some reason, I've recently been encountering an error in which RStudio Cloud projects created from existing GitHub repositories do not seem to clone the repository upon initialization.
My workflow is to set up a template repository, from which students can clone their own personal private repos using GitHub classroom. These classroom-created repositories are the basis of their own assignments in RStudio Cloud. However, when "creating new project from Git repository," students only see a blank .Rproj file, and NOT the existing dataset/R markdown template I provide.
Is there any reason you can think of for why RStudio Cloud projects created from existing repos wouldn't be cloning them in? As well, students aren't getting the option to log in to GitHub when they create the project, which usually happens when they create a project from an existing repository.
Due to FERPA, I cannot add any users to the private GitHub organization.