September 18, 2014

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of September 18, 2014. See previous pages in this document for a history of changes.

edX Learning Management System

  • On the Discussions tab, an error message sometimes appeared when you clicked through the thread list quickly. This bug has been fixed.
  • A “Page Not Found” error that could occur in some circumstances has been fixed. Previously, if a student closed the browser window after viewing a course section, and the course team later made that section unavailable, the error could occur when the student returned to the course section. (LMS-6492)
  • If a student changed the playback speed of a video in Firefox, the video did not play. This bug has been fixed. (BLD-1221)
  • To help course teams protect video assets, the edX video player now hides video URLs from students by default. This functionality is now in effect for all video files, including those that are not hosted on YouTube. Students can still download videos if you have selected the Video Download Allowed option for your Video components. (TNL-302)

edX Studio

  • The Adding Files for Your Course page now includes a recommendation to limit the size of individual files to 10 MB.
  • After you added a private YouTube video to your course, the video controls for later videos did not appear in Studio or in the LMS. This bug has been fixed. (TNL-184)

Coming Soon

We’re pleased to announce the following upcoming changes:

  • 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.
  • EdX will soon release a fully supported cohorts feature that allows course teams and TAs to assign students to different cohorts in class discussions. Students in different cohorts will be able to see the discussions for their individual cohorts, but cannot see discussions for other cohorts. Course teams can also open some course discussions to all students.