The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of August 28, 2014. See previous pages in this document for a history of changes.
This release further expands the recently redesigned Studio publishing process. These features are available on the Course Outline page.
You can now publish all unpublished content in an entire section or subsection in a single step: on the Course Outline page, click the “Publish” icon.
The “Publish” icon is also available for individual units on the Course Outline page.
You can now hide all of the content in an entire section or subsection on the Course Outline page. To ensure that students cannot see a part of the course, select the “Settings” icon and in the dialog that opens select Hide from students. The same feature is available for individual units.
For more details, see our most recent edX Product and Engineering Newsletter.
You can now build content experiments (also known as A/B tests or split tests) entirely within edX Studio. With a content experiment, you show different course content to different groups of students. Research teams can compare the performance of students in different groups to gain insights into the relative effectiveness of course content.
A defect in the drag and drop feature for course content on the Course Outline page has been fixed. Dropping a unit into a collapsed subsection now adds the unit without changing any existing content in that subsection. (TNL-56)
We’re pleased to announce these changes, which will be released in the next few weeks: