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.
An update is coming to the learner dashboard. Instead of just one page, the dashboard will have a default Courses page that resembles the current dashboard, and will also have a Programs page that provides learners with easy access to information about their XSeries Programs. If learners are enrolled in any course that is part of an XSeries Program, they will see the XSeries Program listed on this page. For more information, see Coming Soon Programs Page.
<main>element for each edX template. Screen reader users can use the
<main>element as a page landmark.
Studio now has a setting that course teams can use to keep timed exams hidden after the exam due date has passed. For more information, see Offering Timed Exams in Building and Running an EdX Course or Offering Timed Exams in Building and Running an Open EdX Course.
In Dec 2015 and Jan 2016, edX added several accessibility enhancements to the video player’s controls. This release includes the following updates to the events that the video player emits. (AC-383, AC-385, and AC-444)
". The video player emits the existing
edx.video.transcript.hiddenevents when users interact with this control.
edx.video.closed_captions.hidden, when users interact with this control.
video_show_cc_menuwhen users interact with this control. In addition, these events now include
edx.video.language_menu.shown, respectively, and the
edx.video.language_menu.hiddenevents include a new
For more information, see Video Interaction Events.