Week Ending 27 January 2017

The following information summarizes what was released in the edX platform during the week ending 27 January 2017.

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.


  • For course discussions, options to sort posts by most activity, recent activity, or most votes are now available for inline discussions. These options were previously available only on the Discussions page. (TNL-6117)


  • Course teams that use content groups to deliver specific content to learners in different cohorts can now test draft content according to content group by using the Preview option. For more information, see Testing Your Course Content in Building and Running an edX Course and Testing Your Course Content in Building and Running an Open edX Course. (TNL-6050)
  • A new version of the drag and drop problem type has been released. This version includes multiple accessibility improvements for screen readers and keyboard users. (SOL-2156, SOL-2157, SOL-2158)


  • A problem that prevented some play_video events from being logged after seek_video events has been resolved. (TNL-6333)