Week of 9 May 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.


The cohort management section of the instructor dashboard now displays status information to help course teams determine whether the feature is enabled and working correctly. (TNL-4393)

Open EdX

On 5 May 2016, a change to the courseware_studentmodulehistory database table was released to the edx-platform repository. This change requires a new database configuration and offers an optional data migration. The change affects all Open edX installations that follow master. If you are responsible for maintaining an Open edX instance, including a devstack, fullstack, or production installation, you must prepare for this change before you upgrade to the 5 May 2016 version of master.


No changes are required or supported at this time for Open edX installations that use the Dogwood release.

For information about the change to the courseware_studentmodulehistory database table and the options for completing the required and optional procedures, see Replacing the courseware_studentmodulehistory Table.