Week of 20 June 2016

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

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  • The edX video player now renders all transcript files as plain text. HTML markup, including character entities such as   and styling such as bold (strong) or italic (emphasis), is now removed from each transcript .srt file before the transcript plays for a video component.

    In addition, the indication for the selected speed and transcript language is now clearer when a user’s operating system is in high contrast mode. (AC-454)

  • In course discussions, large images could sometimes exceed the width of the discussion area, so that only part of the image was visible. This problem has been resolved. (TNL-4778)

  • In course discussions, learners can no longer vote for or report their own posts. (TNL-4703)


  • Course team members who add video file IDs to the video components of an edx.org course can now watch a video about the process.
  • The EdX Learner’s Guide and the Open edX Learner’s Guide have been reorganized to make content easier to find.