July 30, 2014
The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of July 30,
2014. See previous pages in this document for a history of changes.
- In some versions of Internet Explorer, users could not edit plain HTML in HTML components. This problem has been fixed.
- Problem components have a new Correct or Past Due setting. With this setting, course staff can configure a problem so that students can only see the answer if they have answered the problem correctly or the problem’s due date has passed.
On the edX.org sign-up page, the Public Username field is now above the Password field.
In the student dashboard, the appearance of the user profile area in the left pane has changed.
Former user profile area:
Current user profile area:
We’re pleased to announce two upcoming features that will release in the next few weeks:
- In Studio, new capabilities will make it easier for course authors to edit
and publish content. We’ve simplified the publishing workflow and added clear
indications to the UI so you’ll know at a glance whether your content is
published and released–and whether students can see it.
- In addition to the existing Discussion post type, course discussions will
soon include a new Question post type. Students and course teams will also be
able to filter posts by unanswered questions.