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  • 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...
  • February 6, 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 3 February 2017. In edX Insights, the new Courses page provides a dashboard view of all of your courses, including key information and top level enrollment data. For more information, see Courses Page in the Using edX Insights guide. In Studio, the Add New Library button for creating new...
  • February 3, 2017
    A resounding hello from edX headquarters in Cambridge! The month of January has been a busy one here, as we've worked on numerous improvements for learners and course teams. Improvements for Learners Getting help with a specific course from learner support is now easier than ever. Now, instead of having to remember to manually include their course name when they submit a support request, learners can select the course from a drop-down list before they enter their questions or comments...
  • January 31, 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 27 January 2017. Course teams that use content groups to deliver specific content to learners in different cohorts can now use the Preview option to test draft content according to content group. For more information, see Testing Your Course Content in Building and Running an edX Course and Testing...
  • January 23, 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 20 January 2017. 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...
  • January 18, 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 13 January 2017. The problem template for Custom JavaScript Display and Grading problems (also called custom JavaScript problems or JS input problems) has been updated. On unit pages in Studio, the guidance in the Unit Location panel now instructs course teams to use /jump_to_id/<location...
  • January 9, 2017
    Happy new year from edX! We hope that you're enjoying 2017 so far, and we're excited to share with you some of the updates that we made to the platform in December. Improvements for Learners Vibrant course discussions contribute significantly to good learner and course team experiences, so we've made them easier to participate in. On the Discussions page, on the Teams page, and in inline discussions, the new post listing view reveals a list of post titles with the first line of each post...
  • January 6, 2017
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. Two new columns have been added to the Student Profile Report that course teams generate on the Data Download page of the instructor dashboard. The "enrollment mode" column indicates the enrollment track that each learner is enrolled in, and the "verification status" column indicates the ID verification status of each learner. For more details...
  • December 22, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. On the Video Uploads page, users who try to upload files that are not in .mp4 or .mov format now receive an error message. In the edX video player, the video playback slider and the volume slider are now visible in high contrast mode.  Discussions now offer a post listing view and a post details view. The post listing view...
  • December 14, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. Course team members who have either the Admin or Staff role can now activate or disable certificates for their courses in Studio. Previously, only edX partner managers could activate or disable course certificates. For information about setting up course certificates in courses on edx.org, see Setting Up Course Certificates in the Building and...
  • December 6, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. For more information about these and other changes in this release, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx.org. Course team members with the Staff role can now access and modify grades for individual learners. Course team members with the Admin role remain able to...
  • December 1, 2016
    A warm hello from the edX office! As many in our edX community gear up for the beginning of a new year, we're happy to announce some new features we've been working on. Improvements for Learners We want your learners to think about the content of your assignments, not worry about whether they've made a mistake about the due date or time. For learners who haven't specifically selected a time zone in their edX account settings, the LMS now uses the time zone that their browsers specify for...
  • November 30, 2016
    Our continued investment on discussion improvements has led us to revisit the usability and learner experience for inline discussions. The following post describes the set of upcoming changes, which we expect to fully roll out within the next two weeks. Inline Discussion Modules Today We recently made changes that hid the “Add a Post” button until learners expanded the inline discussion component. In addition, a title and subtitle on this component make the topic of the discussions...
  • November 29, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. For more information about these and other changes in this release, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx.org. On the Video Uploads page in Studio, course team members can now remove videos from the list of previously uploaded videos. Doing so does not affect...
  • November 28, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following update. Learners who have not specifically selected a time zone in their edX account settings now see times and dates on their dashboards, in the body of their courses, and on their Proress pages in the time zone that their browser specifies. Browser dates and times appear in military time and are followed by a time zone indicator: for example, 17:00 Sept 5, 2016...
  • November 8, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. For more information about these and other changes in this release, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx.org. In courses that offer proctored exams, course teams can now control whether learners in the verified track must use online proctoring to take proctored...
  • November 1, 2016
    Salutations once again from edX headquarters in Cambridge! As the leaves have been bursting into color outside our office, we've been busy inside with lots of updates that we think you'll enjoy. Improvements for Learners Assessments are important—and edX has just improved answer options for all assessment types so that learners can complete them successfully. Among other updates, we've consolidated the Check and Final Check buttons into one Submit button, and have moved less...
  • October 31, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. The accessibility of the course Progress page has been improved for learners who use screen readers. This page now has a logical and meaningful HTML structure, and heading levels and indentation are now consistently applied. Course team members who use the bulk email feature can now review details for the messages they send. Previously, an error...
  • October 25, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. Course teams can now define additional correct answers for numerical input problems. For more information, see Adding Multiple Correct Responses in Building and Running an edX Course or Adding Multiple Correct Responses in Building and Running an Open edX Course. Course teams who want to rescore a problem in a course, either...
  • October 18, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. When you edit the core checkbox and multiple choice problem types in the advanced editor, you can now set attributes and options by adding a <script> element. For more information, see Using the Script Element in Checkbox Problems or Using the Script Element in Multiple Choice Problems in the Building and Running an edX Course guide, or Using...
  • October 12, 2016
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge. This release includes the following updates. In the core CAPA problem types, the options available to learners have now been updated, as described in this announcement. Check and Final Check are now consolidated into a single Submit option. Secondary actions (Save, Hint, Reset, and Show Answer) are separated from Submit with both additional space and a different visual...

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