You can add a friend on Learn from three places: your friends page, another student’s hovercard, or another student’s profile page.

To trigger a hovercard, simply move your cursor over a student’s avatar in the activity feed on your dashboard or on a lesson page; then click on the “Add Friend” button to send a friend request.

Your friends page is located at From this view, you can see your pending friend requests and also discover new friends. In the “Discover New Friends” section, click on the “Add friend” button within each student’s information block to send a friend request.

You can also add friends directly from a student's profile page. That’s located at, where :github_username represents the student’s GitHub username.

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