Using Git Tools to Manage File Changes and Collaborate: Version Control

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Status: Completed

This is a two-part series to introduce participants to Git tools used for version control and collaborative development.

Version control is the practice of managing and sharing changes to documents, programming code, websites or any other files to keep track of what’s been changed, by whom, when and why. All previous versions of files are saved and you can even revert to a previous version. Git is a version control software.

Git-portal sites, like GitHub or GitLab, offer many useful features to facilitate collaborative development.

This two-part series introduces participants to Git tools. The first session on December 1st focuses on version control. The second workshop on December 8th will explore using Git for collaborative development.


This beginner level session will introduce you to Git. We will show you how to create a repository, record changes to files, explore and restore from the recorded history and how to resolve conflicts (when one member overwrites another’s changes).

Attendees should have a computer (Windows, Linux or MacOS) on which they install Git before the workshop, following the instructions on

You will also need to sign up for a free GitHub account at and know your username and password.

Lesson Material:

This session will be delivered online.

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, i.e. gmail).

Connection details for the session will be sent out beforehand only to those registered with institutional/organizational email addresses.

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