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.
The peer instruction tool is now available. With this tool, you set up a multiple choice question and provide a sample explanation for why each of the answer choices might be the correct one. Learners then select an answer, provide their own explanation for the answer they selected, and then view the answers and explanations that other learners have provided before selecting a final answer.
For more information about how course teams set up these assignments, see Peer Instruction Tool in Building and Running an edX Course or Peer Instruction Tool in Building and Running an Open edX Course.
A problem that occurred when the course image URL was removed from the Schedule and Details page has been fixed. (ECOM-3384)
The peer instruction tool is now available. With this tool, learners select an answer for a multiple-choice question and provide an explanation for the answer that they select. Learners can then review the answers and explanations that other learners have provided for the same question, and can change their answers before they submit a final response. Histograms provide information about the answers that learners select.
For more information about how learners complete these assignments, see Explaining Multiple Choice Answers in the EdX Learner’s Guide or Explaining Multiple Choice Answers in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.
When a learner used the edX platform in a right-to-left language, such as Arabic, the draggable options in drag and drop problems were not visible. This problem has been fixed.
play_videoevents when a video was buffering. This problem has been fixed. (TNL-2178)
audit_passingstatuses have been added to the
certificates_generatedcertificatetable. For more information, see Columns in the certificates_generatedcertificate Table.
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.
audit_passingstatuses has been added to the EdX Research Guide. For more information, see ref:data:certificates_generatedcertificate.
Guides described in this section are intended for audiences that are using, or learning about, courses on an Open edX instance.