Week of 28 November 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.
- When learners submit or save another response after seeing feedback for a
previous response, the feedback now correctly refreshes to indicate whether
the new response is correct or incorrect. Previously, the problem continued to
show feedback for the previous response. (TNL-1955)
- Course start and end dates in the “Basic Course Information” section of the
Course Info tab on the instructor dashboard and in the sidebar on course
Home pages are now displayed in your account’s time zone or, if you have
not specified a local time zone, in your browser’s time zone.
- In course discussions, each post in the discussion navigation pane now
includes a one line preview. (TNL-5807) For more information about
course discussions, see Anatomy of Course Discussions in
the EdX Learner’s Guide and Creating Course Discussions in the
Building and Running an edX Course guide.
- Open response assessment (ORA) exercises have been improved with
accessibility fixes, including color contrast and screen reader
enhancements. (TNL-5104, TNL-5786)
- On the Video Uploads page in Studio (Content > Video Uploads), you can
now remove videos from the list of previously uploaded videos without
affecting course content that uses the video ID of successfully uploaded
videos. (TNL-5899) For more information, see
Remove Videos from the Video Uploads Page in the Building
and Running an edX Course guide.
- When you use the course outline in Studio to develop your course, you can
now duplicate existing units, subsections, and sections. (TNL-5798,
TNL-5797) Duplicated items inherit the release date of the block
that they are duplicated from, but you must explicitly publish duplicated
subsections and units before they are visible to learners. For more
information, see Add Content in the Course Outline
in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.