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  • April 2, 2018
    Greetings from all of us in Cambridge! We're switching things up this month, shifting our focus to coming attractions and then turning to the features we've recently released. We hope you enjoy the changes! Coming Soon for Course Teams Adding Videos and Transcripts It's been in the works for months, and now it's almost here: a vastly improved method to add videos and transcripts to your course! When this new feature launches, all courses will have the Video Uploads page enabled by...
  • January 3, 2018
    Happy 2018 from edX! As we start another year, we want to bring you up to date on all the exciting things our teams have been working on. Improvements for Learners Mobile 2.12 We're excited to announce the arrival of version 2.12 of the edX mobile apps for iOS and Android! This new version includes new navigation bar icons inside your course so that learners can quickly move to videos, discussions, important course dates, and more.  Discussion Notifications Another...
  • December 12, 2017
    In the past, we have announced security fixes for Open edX here.  From now, we are streamlining the communications, and putting public security fix announcements only on the Open edX Announcements mailing list.  If you have any concerns about this change, please contact [email protected]  
  • November 1, 2017
    Happy November from your friends at edX! As a new month begins, we're excited to share the features we've been working on with you. Improvements for Learners Mobile 2.11 for Android and iOS We're happy to announce that version 2.11 of the edX mobile app for Android and iOS is now available! This version adds—wait for it—tablet support, as well as in-app information about video size to help learners monitor their data usage. Version 2.11 also adds assignment due dates and initial...
  • October 10, 2017
    Greetings, edX fans! Another month has come and gone, and as usual we've been busy developing features that will make the edX experience better for you and your learners. Improvements for Learners Profile Updates In August, we added social media links to learner profiles. In September, we augmented profiles further by adding a list of certificates that learners have earned—both for courses and for programs. Now learners can easily show off their credentials! Email Messages Our...
  • September 1, 2017
    Can you believe it's September? Here in Cambridge we've been working throughout the summer to make improvements for you and your learners. We hope you enjoy them! Improvements for Learners Mobile 2.10 for Android and iOS Mobile 2.10 is here! This latest version of the edX app for Android and iOS offers a new Videos option from the course page, so that learners can access all course videos in one place. Additionally, learners can now delete downloaded videos with a left swipe (iOS) or a...
  • August 2, 2017
    It's that time again! Summer is in full swing here at edX headquarters, and we've been hard at work to bring new features and enhancements to you and your learners. Improvements for Learners Learners now have a one-stop place to see the latest course updates, important course dates, and the course outline. On July 24, we merged the former Course and Home pages into the Course page, where learners can quickly find the information they need as well as access tools such as course...
  • July 3, 2017
    Hi again from edX headquarters in Cambridge! The month of June has been busy here, with all of our teams working hard to create improvements for you and your learners.  Improvements for Learners Live Course Page Breadcrumbs To help orient learners inside courses, we've made more improvements the Course page: we've added live "breadcrumbs" that learners can select from any course page to return to the course outline. We hope learners will find this new feature useful! HLS...
  • June 20, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 16 June 2017. Learner We resolved a bug that caused text to sometimes wrap incorrectly in Internet Explorer 11. Educator EdX Publisher, a new tool for publishing About Page content, went live June 12. Read the product announcement. Course teams will now be able to differentiate content by track (audit vs. verified) without any additional setup. Read the full product announcement.  For more...
  • June 16, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 02 June 2017. Learner Learners can now change the language for the edx.org site not only in their account settings but also using the dropdown language selector, located in the footer of every page. Educator The grade report now includes a column for a learner's current enrollment status. Previously, course teams could not upload transcripts from the Basic tab of video components if course videos were not...
  • June 5, 2017
    Welcome to June! Here at edX headquarters, we've been busy with feature improvements we hope you'll enjoy.  Improvements for Learners As part of our ongoing course navigation improvements, we want to make the information our learners need easier for them to find. We've added the course tools sidebar to the new course outline page, so learners can now see important dates and handouts on both the Home page and the Course page. For more information about the new course outline page...
  • May 1, 2017
    Salutations from Cambridge! While we celebrate the arrival of spring here in the north, we hope our users worldwide will enjoy our latest features and updates.  Improvements for Learners Mobile 2.8 is here! This latest version of the app for iOS and Android offers synchronized transcripts to accompany course videos and makes all learners' courses visible. Versions of the app prior to 2.5 are now deprecated—learners who have earlier versions will be prompted to upgrade when they open...
  • April 26, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 21 April 2017. LMS When learners enroll in a course, they can now share links to the course's About Page on Facebook or Twitter. The Advertised Start Date for courses was not reflected on learners' dashboards. This issue has been resolved. For more information about these and other changes, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx....
  • April 18, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 14 April 2017. LMS For newly created courses that use cohorts, inline discussion components are no longer divided by cohort by default. By default, inline discussion components are unified so that all learners can participate in the discussion. You can still decide which inline discussion components are divided, and specify this on the Cohorts tab in the instructor dashboard. An issue causing learners to see...
  • April 10, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 7 April 2017. LMS Drag and Drop problems did not properly reset a learner's state for grading if a tile was moved back to the bank before the learner clicked Submit. This issue has been resolved. Content-specific discussion topics were displaying empty topic areas in the navigation pane. This issue has been resolved. For more information about these and other changes, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the...
  • April 10, 2017
    Hi again from the edX home office! March was a busy month for us, and we hope you'll be excited about our newest features.  Improvements for Learners We want learners to be as satisfied with the overall platform experience as they are with course content. To that end, we've resolved a couple of problems that a few learners were running into: Discussions once again show line breaks correctly in posts, responses, and comments, and learners who attempt a problem more than once...
  • April 4, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 31 March 2017. LMS Drag and drop problems can now be rescored using the same process that CAPA problems use. On the Cohorts tab on the instructor dashboard, the count of learners associated with the cohort reflects only active learners. Previously, this count also reflected unenrolled learners A problem that prevented learners from using the Show Answer option more than one time has been resolved. When learners...
  • April 4, 2017
    Last November we announced upcoming changes to the course navigation, some of which went live on edx.org last January. The second set of changes we are readying for release in the next 3-4 weeks, and this post is a summary of those improvements, as well as some details on how to preview these changes and provide any additional feedback. Course Navigation Today Today, a learner’s course content experience centers around a single primary view under the Course tab. In this area learners see...
  • March 28, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 24 March 2017. LMS On the Programs page of learners' dashboards, each program card clearly displays the number of courses completed, enrolled in, and remaining in the program. Program certificates now include social sharing buttons so that learners can share their achievement on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Previously, learners and course teams could not enter a line break between paragraphs in the discussion...
  • March 27, 2017
    The full agenda for the 2017 Open edX conference is now available and online. We invite you to explore our schedule of thought-provoking presentations, lightning talks, and interactive technical tutorials (May 23, included in your registration), given by experts from leading, worldwide organizations. Our conference and its inspiring agenda points will be a great opportunity for all attendees to be at the forefront of online education development and trends. Register today...
  • March 21, 2017
    The following changes were released during the week ending 17 March 2017. LMS Course teams can now target emails to learners in a particular enrollment track, for example, audit or verified. To improve accessibility, we have added a notification to our basic problems when ‘Show Answer’ is pressed. The ‘Show Answer’ button will display a notification that indicates the answers to the given problem are available in the body of the problem. This banner also includes a link for...
  • March 17, 2017
    EdX follows a continuous release model. Updates are released to the platform on edx.org and edX Edge each day. The following changes were released during the week ending 10 March 2017. LMS For a few weeks, discussion posts marked as anonymous would still expose the post author's name. A fix was merged to prevent this from happening in the future. Any posts that were intended to be anonymous authored between February 8th and March 7th will still show the author's...
  • March 1, 2017
    Happy March from edX headquarters! We're excited to share with you the changes we've made over the past month.  Improvements for Learners Exams can be stressful enough without worrying about whether you've submitted your work correctly or when your results will be available. We've improved messaging around proctored exams so that learners now receive an email when they've submitted a proctored exam that lets them know their exam has been received, as well as when to expect scores...
  • February 21, 2017
    EdX follows a continuous release model. Updates are released to the platform on edx.org and edX Edge each day. The following changes were released during the week ending 17 February 2017. LMS: Special Exams Learners who complete a proctored exam now receive emails to confirm their exam submission as well as when proctoring review results are available. The text in these emails is now more descriptive and helps learners understand when their exams will be reviewed,...
  • February 15, 2017
    EdX follows a continuous release model. Updates are released to the platform on edx.org and edX Edge each day. The following changes were released during the week ending 10 February 2017. LMS: Accessibility Improvements For screen reader users of the discussion forum, focus is now sent to the correct place after a response or comment is added. The post type options for a new discussion post now use standard radio button visuals so that learners who use high...

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