6.3.4. Publishing an About Page

This topic describes the process of publishing a course About page on edx.org.

Note

This process applies to courses on the edx.org site. If your course will run on Edge, you create the course and the About page in Studio. For more information, see Creating a New Course in Studio or Creating a Course About Page in Studio.

After the course team has finalized the course run, the About page for the course run is almost ready to be published on edx.org. The process of publishing an About page in Publisher includes the following steps.

  1. The course team verifies that all necessary information has been entered in Studio.
  2. The edX publisher creates a preview of the About page and sends the preview to the course team.
  3. The course team accepts or declines the preview. If the course team declines the preview, the course team works with edX until the course team accepts the preview.
  4. The edX publisher publishes the About page on edx.org.
  5. The course team views the published About page.

6.3.4.1. Verify Studio Information

Before the About page for a course run can be published, the course team must verify that following information for the course run has been entered in Studio.

  • The course run start and end date.
  • The pacing for the course run.
  • The course image.
  • Names, titles, and signature images for all certificate signatories.

For more information, see the following topics.

6.3.4.2. Accept or Decline the About Page Preview

After the course and course run have been finalized and all Studio information has been entered, the edX publisher creates a preview for the About page for the course run.

When the edX publisher creates a preview for an About page, a link to the About page preview becomes available on the course run page. Additionally, the Publisher tool sends an email notification to the course team with a link to the course run page. The course team can then review, and accept or decline, the preview.

To accept or decline an About page preview, follow these steps.

  1. Use one of the following methods to open the About page preview.

    • Select the link in the email message.
    • Open the preview from the dashboard.
      1. On the Dashboard page, select the In Preview tab.
      2. In the list, locate the course run that you want.
      3. Under Preview URL, select the link for the course run.
    • Open the preview from the course run page.
      1. Open the course run page.
      2. Under About Page Preview, select View About page preview.

    The preview for the About page opens.

  2. Review the About page preview carefully.

  3. Accept or decline the preview.

    • To accept the preview, return to the page for the course run, and then select Accept.
    • To decline the preview, follow these steps.
      1. Return to the page for the course run, and then select Decline.
      2. In the Reason for declining preview field, enter a comment, and then select Submit.

    If the course team declines the preview, the course team works with the edX PC to make any necessary changes. The edX publisher then creates a new About page preview for the course team to review.

6.3.4.3. View the Published About Page

After the course team has accepted the About page preview for a course run, the edX publisher publishes the About page on edx.org.

When the edX publisher publishes the About page on edx.org, a link to the About page becomes available on the course run page. Additionally, the Publisher tool sends an email notification to the course team with a link to the About page. The course team can use either of these links to view the published About page.

For information about how to update course run information after the About page has been published, see Change a Course Run After the About Page Is Published.