The Introduction to GitHub class has this form input selection option
Preferred Git tool
Learn right from the web UI, or using your chosen tool
Use the GitHub.com web interface
Use the command line
Use Visual Studio Code
The default is to Use the GitHub.com web interface, which is what I got for I overlooked the option because the list was closed.
The only way I could find to set it to Use the command line was to delete the course and start over.
If you know of an easier way to modify this after creating the repo, please reply here for future users.