Get Started with GitKraken Pro Suite

Free through the GitHub Teacher Toolbox

GitHub Teacher Toolbox image  How do I get started?

If you don’t already have GitKraken:

Download GitKraken Git GUI

Sign Up for GitKraken Boards

Then log in via the GitKraken app, using your GitHub credentials. Make sure you’ve signed up for the .

If you do already have GitKraken:

Even if you are already signed in through GitHub, you will need to go to   Sign into a different account and log in with your GitHub credentials.

  • Please note, it is important that you sign in with GitHub so we can confirm your student developer status with GitHub.

  • Once you’ve logged in, you should see the shiny PRO icon in all three GitKraken applications.

  • We will make every effort to provide support for students using the GitKraken Pro Suite for free, but response to support tickets is not guaranteed.

What do I get with the GitKraken Pro Suite?

GitKraken Git GUI

GitKraken is a Git GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux, which helps students track and manage changes to their code. The UI is not only beautiful, but also a true time-saver for Git beginners. GitKraken simplifies complicated commands like merge and rebase into drag and drop actions. It gives you and your students insights into the changes being made to the repositories, and makes working with remote repos seamless through integrations with GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. It even empowers students to resolve merge conflicts without ever leaving the app!

GitKraken Boards

GitKraken Boards are the easiest way for computer science students and teachers to track individual and group tasks! Sync boards with GitHub Issues to visualize items in a workflow or calendar view. Make collaboration on group projects easier by creating an unlimited number of boards and inviting different team members to each board.

GitKraken Timelines

Stay organized by visualizing your upcoming project milestones and deadlines in a linear timeline. Add items that need to be completed for each milestone. Create timelines for each class or project and then view them layered on top of each other. Add images to milestones and as background images. If you’re using GitKraken Boards, you can also view all your tasks in a timeline view.