Week Ending 28 April 2017

The following information summarizes what was released in the edX platform during the week ending 28 April 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.


The batch beta tester addition tool now correctly identifies when any students could not be added successfully. (TNL-4412)

On the Programs tab of learners’ dashboards, learners can now easily track their progress towards program completion. Learners can use the new progress ring to visualize their progress. They use the dashboard to track which courses are in progress, completed, or remaining. Finally, they can retrieve their course and program certificates from their program dashboard. (ECOM-7385)

An issue was addressed where students requesting refunds for courses with closed enrollment were not receiving their refunds automatically. Their refunds will now be processed correctly if they are eligible for one. (ECOM-7252)

In the LMS, the Course page now opens to a course outline that serves as the basis for a new course home experience. This course outline replaces the course outline sidebar on course content pages that listed sections and subsections and allows learners to focus on content consumption and progression through the course. For more information, see any of the following sources. For more information, see Update: Course Navigation Changes or May 2017 Open edX Product Update on the Open edX portal. (LEARNER-23)