Week of 28 March 2016

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.

EdX LMS

  • For instructor-paced courses that have ended, “Proctored Option available” continued to be visible to learners in the left pane. This problem has been resolved. (SOL-1702)
  • Timed exams were sometimes submitted early if the allotted time for the exam exceeded 24 hours. This problem has been resolved. (TNL-4216)
  • The Underscore.js JavaScript library has been upgraded to version 1.8.3.
  • A problem that caused a View Certificate button to be visible on the Progress page for learners in the audit track for some courses has been resolved. (ECOM-3345)
  • The separate sign in and registration pages have been removed from the edx-platform repository. The edx-platform repository now contains only the combined sign in and registration page. (ECOM-2946)

EdX Studio

  • The JavaScript library Underscore.js has been upgraded to version 1.8.3.

EdX Mobile

New versions of the edX mobile apps for iOS and Android have been released. Both apps now include user profiles.

EdX Website

  • The edX website now includes an All Subjects page, where learners can see all subjects that edX courses cover as well as the available courses in those subjects. The website also now offers breadcrumb navigation, allowing learners to move more easily around the site and enabling marketers to capture SEO value. (SWAT-130 and SWAT-57)
  • For instructor biographies, the Organization and Title fields are now optional. (SWAT-180)

EdX Documentation

Documentation for edx.org Users

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.

Building and Running an edX Course

edX Learner’s Guide

Documentation for Open edX Users

Guides described in this section are intended for audiences that are using, or learning about, courses on an Open edX instance.

Building and Running an Open edX Course

  • The Managing the Pages in Your Course topic in the Building and Running an Open edX Course guide now includes information about how to hide the course Progress page.
  • The Adjust Grades for One or All Learners section in the Building and Running an Open edX Course guide has been updated. This section now also includes information about how to update grades for open response assessment (ORA) problems.

Open edX Learner’s Guide