The following information summarizes what is new in the edX platform this week.
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A new “staff only” option is available for the custom pages that you add to your course. You can now define a new setting, Hide Page from Learners, to identify content that should only be available to members of the course team who have the Staff or Admin role.
You can now define additional correct answers for numerical input problems in
the same way that you can for text input problems. In the simple editor,
additional correct answers are identified by the
"or=" Markdown. In the
advanced editor, additional correct answers are added in an
additional_answer> OLX element.
For Insights, this release adds a Course Home link to the navigation bar on all course pages.
The navigation bar before the change:
The navigation bar after the change:
Two new SQL tables are now included in the data packages that edX prepares
for partner organizations. These tables,
django_comment_client_role_users, contain data to identify the privilege
levels, or roles, that individual users have for a course.
student_courseaccessrolelists the users who have a privileged role or roles for working in a course.
django_comment_client_role_usersidentifies the privilege role for working in course discussions for every user enrolled in a course.