Week of 5 December 2016

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

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  • The grade report and the problem grade report include two new values. “Not Attempted” indicates that a learner has not attempted the problem. “Not Available” indicates that the problem was not available to learners, such as when a problem is available only for a particular cohort. For more information, see Generate a Grade Report for All Learners in a Course. (TNL-5577)
  • Permissions for the Staff role have been updated. Course team members with the Staff role can now access and modify grades for individual learners. Course team members with the Admin role can access and modify grades for all learners in a course. For more information, see Administrative Team Roles. (TNL-5907)
  • On the learner Progress page, the details in the visual chart are now accessible to keyboard and screen reader users. (TNL-5891)


HTML headings on the course Home page have been reorganized to improve accessibility. The structure of the Home page now uses heading levels 1-5 (<h1>–<h5>). Course teams who want to add headings in the body of their announcements can use heading level 6 (<h6>). For more information, see Add a Course Update.