The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 10 June 2015.
The edX Platform emits events for user interactions with a course pre-roll video. The pre-roll video interaction events are distinct from the events emitted for interactions with videos in the courseware.
For more information, see Pre-Roll Video Interaction Events in the EdX Research Guide.
Course teams for invitation-only courses can now track enrollment status from the Instructor Dashboard. The Data Download page of the Instructor Dashboard now includes a downloadable report of learners who have been invited to enroll in a course, but who have not yet done so.
When a learner plays any course video in a course that includes a pre-roll video, the pre-roll video plays first. Once the pre-roll video has been presented to a learner, it is not shown to that learner again until seven days have passed.
While the pre-roll video plays, the learner can select Skip to continue on to the video that they selected, or Do not show again to permanently opt out of seeing pre-roll videos in the course.
For information about how course teams can add a pre-roll video and its transcripts to a course, see Add a Pre-Roll Video to Your edX Course in Building and Running an edX Course.
When you add an HTML component to a unit in your course, an automated spell checker now indicates any misspelled words. The spell checker automatically uses the dictionary that is set for your browser. (TNL-1621)
Courses that run on edx.org can now include 5-10 second long pre-roll video messages. A pre-roll video plays automatically before other course videos, and can be used to advertise your organization, promote an XSeries, publicize an event, and so on.
For information about adding a pre-roll video and its transcripts to your course, see Add a Pre-Roll Video to Your edX Course in Building and Running an edX Course.
The docs.edx.org web site now includes a section for the latest version of the Open edX guides. These guides are available in addition to guides for the Open edX Birch release, and offer the most up-to-date documentation available for features in the Open edX platform.