It wasn’t there as of this morning. At home it seems to be working in my fake student account. I will have students try it again tomorrow.
There has always been a delay between loading the Repl and having the Instructions available. Perhaps there is something on the school network that is an issue? Anyway, I’ll have the students check tomorrow.
@ShaneAtReplit the issue persists for only a handful of my students. We have rebooted the device, cleared the cache, etc. A few are Chromebooks, two are Windows devices. All are in the Chrome browser. Of a class of about 26, I have about 6 students with the issue.
The plot thickens - when I open the Repls from those 6 students in the teacher account in Teams, I also do not get the instructions tab. But when I open another student’s Repl who is getting the tab, I get it as well. So perhaps it is account related?
Here are some screenshots and a link to one student Repl with the issue:
Tutorials are all well and good but you can’t make edits to them after students have forked the assignment because the edits don’t propagate to the student copies. The instructions do. Let’s say I want to add an example or there’s an unfortunate typo in my instructions.md file - if I edit mine, the edits show for the students. But the tutorials folder gets copied to student projects, meaning you can’t modify it. I mean you can for future, but not for the current students.
Any updates on this, because it has happened to us too. They were working fine before the summer break. They look right on teacher account, but not on student account. Then started randomly working for some students.
All we know for sure (as of two days ago) is that the engineering team is aware of the issue.
Strange theory but could it somehow be an ad-blocker causing the issue? Because the Instructions tab gets loaded after the entire page, is there a chance that some ad-blocking techniques are seeing this as a false positive? I hadn’t thought about that until just now.
I am also seeing this issue. Here’s a workaround that worked for me:
Within the repl, click on the “…” in the upper right corner. In the search bar, type “Instructions”, click on the Instructions option that appears.