The following information summarizes what was released in the edX platform during the week ending 20 January 2017.
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Course teams can now address email messages to all learners in a particular enrollment track by selecting a single addressing option. For courses that have more than one enrollment track, each enrollment track is now available as a separate recipient group on the Email page of the instructor dashboard. Track-based recipient groups will not exist for courses that include only a single enrollment track.
As with other addressing combinations on the Email page, de-duplication is applied when course teams select multiple recipient groups, so that learners who belong to more than one of the selected groups do not receive more than one copy of the message. (TNL-6162) For more information, see Sending Email Messages to Learners in Different Enrollment Tracks in the Building and Running an edX Course guide or Sending Email Messages to Learners in Different Enrollment Tracks in the Building and Running an Open edX Course guide.