The XBlock framework allows developers to expand the Open edX platform by building different learning experiences and deploying them as XBlocks. Before course teams can use an XBlock in courses running on an instance of the Open edX platform, both of the following tasks must be completed.
To install an XBlock, follow these steps.
Obtain the Github location and commit for the XBlock.
pip with a Github link to the XBlock.
An example that installs the Oppia XBlock follows.
pip install git+https://github.com/oppia/xblock.git@9f6b95b7eb7dbabb96b77198a3202604f96adf65#egg=oppia-xblock==0.0.0
The course teams that want to include components that use the XBlock can then
enable the XBlock for their courses. To do so, they add the name specified in
setup.py file to each course’s advanced module list. For more
information, see Enabling Additional Exercises and Tools.