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.

edX Studio

  • 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.

edX Website

  • 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:

    User profile in the old student dashboard

    Current user profile area:

    User profile in the new student dashboard

Coming Soon

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.