Week of 3 February 2016

The following information summarizes what is new in the edX platform this week.

The edX engineering wiki Release Pages provide detailed information about every change made to the edx-platform GitHub repository. If you are interested in additional information about every change in a release, create a user account for the wiki and review the dated release pages.

EdX Studio

For courses running on edx.org, a new procedure for uploading course About videos is now ready for use. The edX media team has developed a process that automates hosting and encoding for your About videos. For more information, see Add a Course or Program About Video in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.


When learners upload images and links in course discussions, the upload dialog boxes now include fields for descriptions of the images or links. These descriptions are used as accessible text descriptions for the uploaded images and links, and are required unless learners indicate that an image is decorative only. (AC-73 and AC-75)

Issues with uploading image files in course discussions using Internet Explorer are resolved. (TNL-4040)

EdX Mobile Apps

The latest version of the edX app (version 2.0.0) for Android smartphones is now available. Learners who access edX courses using Android phones will now have a more complete course experience. They can now use the app to view HTML and text components, and complete assignments that consist of the basic assessment types (checkbox, dropdown, multiple choice, and text or numerical input).

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.