23 February 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 23 February 2015.


Events in the data package now include data from two HTTP header fields, referer and accept_language.


Open edX Developer’s Guide

This guide now includes a new section containing guidelines and tips for developing code that is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. See edX Accessibility Guidelines.

Building and Running an edX Course

In the Problems, Exercises, and Tools chapter, the section about accessing open response assessment information has been updated to include a topic with details about removing a student response from peer grading. For more information, see Remove a Learner’s Response.


Student engagement data reported by edX Insights now includes activity by students who used the edX Mobile app to watch videos on smartphones.

Open EdX

In implementations that have the ENABLE_COSMETIC_PRICE setting and the shopping cart enabled, an error caused free courses to be added to the shopping cart with a cost of $0.00. This issue is now resolved. (OSPR-396)


Course teams can now enter a username when they want to get student information in an open response assessment. They no longer need to obtain a course-specific anonymized student ID. For more information, see View a Specific Learner’s Response and Assessments. (TNL-836)

Course teams can now remove inappropriate student responses and exclude them from peer assessments. For more information, see Remove a Learner’s Response. (TNL-900)