August 7, 2014

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of August 7, 2014. See previous pages in this document for a history of changes.

edX Studio

  • When you add an Advanced component to a unit in Studio, an identifying name for every available component is now included in the list of Advanced Components. If the component does not have a defined display name, its category name appears on this list. Previously, components that did not have a display name did not appear as an option in the list.

edX Learning Management System

  • On the Instructor Dashboard, the Course Info page now includes the number of students who selected each certification track (Verified, Honor, or Audit) in addition to the total number of enrollees in the course.
  • For email messages sent from the Instructor Dashboard, two additional features are available.
    • On the Email page, you can now click Sent Email History to see a list of sent messages, and click on a message subject to review its complete text.
    • When you review a previously sent message, the new Copy Email to Editor option duplicates the title and body of that message so that you can use it as the basis for a new message.

edX Data & Analytics

  • Daily event tracking data files are now available for download from the Amazon S3 storage service. Weekly, cumulative event logs will remain available for several weeks.
  • A defect that caused session ID values to be duplicated for certain events has been fixed. All browser events, and server enrollment events, include a value for the session. (AN-2369)

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 to find unanswered questions easily.