Week of 19 December 2016

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

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  • When videos were viewed in high contrast mode, the video playback slider and the volume slider were not visible. This problem has been resolved. AC-458

  • To allow learners to make informed decisions about which discussion posts to expand and read, discussions now offer a post listing view and a post details view. In the post listing view, learners see a list that includes the title and approximately one line of each post.

    An inline discussion showing the list of posts, with title and first line visible.

    When a learner selects a post, the post, comments, and responses open in the post details view. Learners can return to the post listing view by selecting the All Posts link in the post details view.

    A single post in an inline discussion, showing the original post along with comments and responses.

    Both views are available in inline discussions, on the Teams page, and on the Discussions page, creating a consistent discussion experience in all three locations.

    For more information, see Inline Discussion Improvements (partners) on the edX partner portal or Inline Discussion Improvements (Open edX) on the Open edX portal. TNL-4759


  • On the Video Uploads page, users who try to upload files that are not in .mp4 or .mov format now receive an error message.