10 November 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform and edX Insights this week.

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EdX Studio

The default Consumer secret key that is provided in Django Admin for LTI consumer configuration is now 32 characters in length, the same maximum length that is supported in the database.

For more information about LTI, see LTI Component.

EdX Insights

  • Information about your course, and links to the LMS, are now available on the edX Insights course Home page. You can now verify the course start and end dates without having to visit the Schedule & Details page in Studio. You can also follow the links to access either the courseware or the Instructor Dashboard.

    The Basic Course Information section of the Insights Home page, showing the course ID, start and end dates, and current status, along with links labeled courseware and instructor dashboard.
  • This release adds one-click access to the video player in Insights. When you work with the “Engagement with Video” feature to review a graph of learners’ viewing patterns for a video, you can now select Expand Preview to play that video. The View Live option is also available so that you can open the LMS to the unit that contains this video component.

    The Expand Preview option is now available when Engagement with Video displays the graph of viewing patterns for a single video. When the video player appears, you can play the video, use the slider to find specific content, or collapse the player again.

    For more information, see the Engagement with Course Videos section in the Using edX Insights guide.

EdX Documentation

Documentation for edX Partners

Building and Running an edX Course

Added the Designing Your Course For a Mobile Experience section.

Documentation for Open edX Users

Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform

Added the Index of Open EdX Feature Flags topic to list most edX feature flags, along with their status and default value.