September 9, 2014

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of September 9, 2014. See previous pages in this document for a history of changes.

edX Website

  • To make accessing edX courses faster and easier, students can now both register and log in to and edX Edge with their existing Google or Facebook accounts.

    The login screen, with Google and Facebook login buttons

edX Learning Management System

  • The styling of LTI components is updated to better show links to external resources, as shown in the following example:

    The external resource link in an LTI component
  • When a user flagged a post in a closed discussion thread, an error message was displayed. This problem is now fixed. (TNL-151)

  • When submitting a numerical answer in Internet Explorer 9, students received a warning message that MathJax could not be read. This problem is now fixed. (BLD-1199)

edX Studio

  • When you import a course, a progress bar now shows the import progress. (STUD-2017)

Coming Soon

We’re pleased to announce the following upcoming change:

  • Course teams will soon be able to access data about their courses on a dedicated dashboard for course-specific data. By providing insights into who your students are, and what they do while interacting with your course, the data available on this dashboard can validate choices you’ve made, reveal unexpected patterns, and inform plans for changes to the course.