Week of 12 December 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.


Course team members with either the Admin or Staff role can now activate or disable course certificates in Studio. Previously, activating or disabling certificates could only be done by edX partner managers. (TNL-6086) For information about setting up course certificates, see Setting Up Certificates in Studio.

In Custom JavaScript Display and Grading problems (also called Custom JavaScript or JavaScript Input problems), you can now specify a title attribute within the jsinput tag. This title is used as the title attribute on the generated IFrame and should typically match the title tag of the HTML that is hosted within the IFrame. (TNL-6044). For more information, see Custom JavaScript Display and Grading Problem.


The following analytics events have been added to reflect course grading actions. For more information, see Grading-Related Events in the EdX Research Guide.

  • edx.grades.problem.submitted
  • edx.grades.problem.rescored
  • edx.grades.problem.state_deleted
  • edx.grades.subsection.grade_calculated
  • edx.grades.course.grade_calculated