Week of 26 September 2016

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

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edx.org Website

On the Reset Your Password page on edx.org, learners are now shown an error message if they leave the password fields blank, or if they do not enter matching passwords for new and confirmed passwords. (TNL-5533)


This release includes the following updates to the LMS.

  • Controls under the video player for downloading the video, transcript, or handout files have been updated to increase accessibility. (AC-571)
  • In discussions, the list of topics and controls available for adding a new post, including the topic selection dropdown control, were updated for improved styling and accessibility. In particular, when you add a new post, the Topic Area dropdown list defaults to “General” if there is a course-wide topic named “General” in the course. (TNL-5165, TNL-5169)


An issue that prevented the background image from being changed in the new Drag and Drop problem type has been fixed. (SOL-2077)