The following information summarizes what is new in the edX platform this week.
The edX engineering wiki Release Pages provide detailed information about every change made to the edx-platform GitHub repository. If you are interested in additional information about every change in a release, create a user account for the wiki and review the dated release pages.
Course teams can now select the way a course is delivered to learners: the Schedule & Details page in Studio now includes a setting for either instructor-paced or self-paced courses.
The latest enhancement to open response assessments is the ability for course staff to grade learner responses. Course staff now have two options to grade learner responses in open response assessments.
For more information, see Managing Open Response Assessment Assignments in Building and Running an edX Course.
Using teams to divide learners into smaller groups is an effective way to provide small group interactions and projects in your course.
You can now design a course to include teams. To enable teams in Studio, you configure team size and set up team topics on the Advanced Settings page.
When teams are enabled, a learner can browse topics and then create a team to take part in group activities within the chosen topic.
For more information see Teams Overview in Building and Running an edX Course.
An error that prevented learners who audited a course, earned a certificate, and then upgraded to a verified certificate from regenerating their certificates has been corrected. (ECOM-3401)
As of 1 January 2016, the edX documentation team no longer maintains an individual change log for each guide. These release notes provide a weekly summary of platform changes, and include links to more complete documentation when it is available. If you are interested in detailed information about every change made to the edX documentation set, the edx-documentation repository on GitHub provides a complete record.
Guides described in this section are intended for audiences that are using, or learning about, courses on the edx.org or edge.edx.org websites.