4.6. Adding the CourseTalk Widget

This topic describes how to add CourseTalk widgets to your instance of Open edX. When you add the CourseTalk widget, it is visible for all courses.

4.6.1. Overview

The CourseTalk widget allows learners to write reviews of your course and see reviews that other learners have written. Learners write reviews on the course Home page, and the reviews are visible on the course About page. Learners can write or read reviews of your course at any time.

The right pane of an About page, showing a Course Talk widget under the course information.

4.6.2. Add the CourseTalk Widget

To add the CourseTalk widget, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to the Django administration console for your base URL. For example, go to http://{your_URL}/admin.

  2. In the navigation pane, locate Coursetalk, and then select Course talk widget configurations.

  3. On the Select course talk widget configuration to change page, select Add course talk widget configuration.

  4. On the Add course talk widget configuration page, select the Enabled check box, enter a value in the Platform key field, and then select Save.


    You can use any text that you want as your platform key. EdX recommends that you use your domain name, or part of your domain name.

  5. In the LMS, open the Home page for any of your Open edX courses, and verify that the CourseTalk widget appears at the bottom of the page.

  6. Sign out of your instance of Open edX and view the About page for any course.

  7. In the right pane, verify that the CourseTalk widget appears below the course information panel.