December 9, 2014

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

edX Resources

  • A new version of the edX101 course has been released on This high-level overview of the course creation and delivery process includes guidance for adapting traditional courses to the edX platform and introduces the basic course components and problem types that course authors can use.

edX Studio

  • When users exported a course that contained a draft of an open response assessment problem, they received an error message. This problem has been fixed. (PLAT-249)

edX Learning Management System

  • On the Instructor Dashboard, some tooltips appeared far away from the associated controls. This problem has been fixed. (TNL-558)

  • In the course discussions, the Vote button was still available even when the thread was closed. This problem has been fixed. (TNL-152)

edX Insights

  • The enrollment activity chart, metrics, and report are now available for courses created in Studio before December 4, 2013. EdX Insights now reports enrollment data for the affected courses beginning with November 11, 2013.

  • The enrollment activity chart is now a stacked area chart that indicates the total number of enrolled learners on a particular date. For courses that offer more than one enrollment option or track, the enrollment activity chart uses different colors to represent the number of students who are enrolled with each option.

Coming Soon

Students who enroll in a verified course must currently complete the ID verification process before completing the payment process. Soon, the ID verification and payment processes will be separate.