28 July 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 27 July 2015.

LMS

Previewing the Course as a Specific Learner

A new preview mode in the LMS allows course team members to see the courseware as a specific learner would see it. In particular, for courses that use randomized content from content libraries, course team members can view the randomized content that was assigned to a specific learner and use this view to adjust the learner’s grades. Previewing the actual content that a learner was assigned from a randomized content block is available only after the unit is published, and after a learner has accessed the unit in the courseware.

For more information, see Learner Grades and Grading in Building and Running an edX Course.

Icon Change for Graded Subsections

The icon in the courseware contents next to a graded subsection has changed from a clock to a paper and pencil symbol.

Analytics

Instructor Dashboard Analytics Replaced by edX Insights

Information on the Analytics tab of the Instructor Dashboard has been replaced by a link to edX Insights. EdX Insights includes all data analytics for your course. For more information, see Overview of EdX Insights.

Documentation

Documentation for edX Partners

Building and Running an edX Course

The new Specific Learner View section provides instructions for course teams to view the course as a specific student.

Documentation for Open edX Users

Building and Running an Open edX Course

The new Specific Learner View section provides instructions for course teams to view the course as a specific student.

Open edX XBlock Tutorial

EdX has just released the Open edX XBlock Tutorial. This tutorial guides developers through the process of creating an XBlock, and explains the concepts and anatomy of XBlocks.

There is a separate EdX XBlock API Guide.