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  • April 2, 2015
    We are pleased to welcome Mark Haseltine to the edX team. Mark joins edX from the domain name aftermarket division of GoDaddy. Previously, Mark served as CTO of NameMedia and VP of Engineering for several organizations, including Gerson Lehrman Group, AltaVista and Context Media. Mark’s experience using open-source technology to solve real problems every day will help edX continue to grow our open-source platform and our engineering organization as we work to transform the future of...
  • April 2, 2015
    We are pleased to welcome the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a new edX member. W3C is the global organization that sets standards for the Web, and for 14 years they have developed and hosted open-source tools used every day by millions of Web developers. W3C’s first course on edX, HTML5 Part 1, is now open for enrollment. The standard language of the Web, HTML5 was crafted by W3C and the Web community. This course will offer students an opportunity to learn from the...
  • March 31, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. Several accessibility improvements to the Learning Management System were implemented. A bug fix in course discussions allows learners to search for usernames. Several documentation updates were made to Building and Running an edX Course and the edX Guide for Students. For a list of the changes in this and previous releases...
  • March 24, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. Course teams now use the new Cohorts tab on the Instructor Dashboard to manage their student cohorts. Instead of defining some settings in Studio and some in the LMS, you now complete all cohort management tasks on the Cohorts tab. For more information, see the Including Student Cohorts chapter in the Building and Running an edX Course...
  • March 18, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. Course teams can now include randomized content block components in their courses to randomly select problems from a library and present them to learners. Libraries can be used across an organization's courses, so course teams can work collaboratively to add problems to the library. For more information,...
  • March 12, 2015
    Security Alert Severity: High Category: Cross Domain Referer Leakage Affected Projects: edx-platform Reporter: Smit B. Shah & Nikhil Srivastava from Techdefence Labs Permanent URL: https://open.edx.org/CVE-2015-2286 On January 11, 2015 a security vulnerability was reported by Smit B. Shah and Nikhil Srivastava that caused password reset tokens to be forwarded to third-party social networks in the...
  • March 11, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. In edX Insights, course teams can now review how students are answering graded problems. You can use the performance charts and reports to assess problem difficulty, identify common mistakes and misconceptions, and verify that your problems are clearly stated and complete. The tracking logs in daily data packages now include...
  • March 9, 2015
    Security Alert Severity: Critical Category: Configuration Affected Projects: configuration, edx-platform Reporter: edX Permanent URL: https://open.edx.org/CVE-2015-2186 On March 6, 2015, we discovered and resolved a bug in the Ansible edxapp role that could allow different websites to impersonate edX accounts (though we're not aware that any such activity has occurred). The bug was...
  • March 5, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. Course teams can now include Google Drive files and calendars in courseware by creating a link to the file or calendar in Studio. For more information, see Google Drive Files Tool and Google Calendar Tool in the Building and Running an edX Course guide, and see Embedded Google Files and...
  • March 3, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. When course teams work with content groups on the Group Configurations page, they can now see which units in the course use a content group, and can link directly to those units from content group details. Course teams can now also delete content groups that are not in use in a course. See Creating Cohort Specific...
  • Birch Tree
    February 25, 2015
    The Open edX Birch release is available as of February 24, 2015. Read more about it in this blog post. The following Birch-specific documentation is available: Open edX Release Notes Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform Building and Running an Open edX Course
  • February 23, 2015
    Read about updates to edx.org and edX Edge on February 23, 2015. This release includes the following changes. For open response assessment problems, course staff can now enter a username when they want to get student information. They no longer need to obtain a course-specific anonymized student ID. Course staff can now also remove inappropriate student responses and exclude them from peer assessments. The edX Developer's Guide now includes a section...
  • February 19, 2015
    As part of edX's continued focus on making fully accessible products and courses, we have added an Accessibility Guidelines chapter to the edX Developer's Guide. Engineers who are extending or contributing to Open edX should review these guidelines and ensure that their pull requests follow accessibility best practices.
  • February 12, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. The Learning Management System and discussions include several accessibility enhancements. A single sign-in page at edX.org now includes the options to create a new account on edX or sign in to an existing edX account. For a list of the changes in this and previous releases, see the edX Release Notes....
  • January 28, 2015
    EdX has just released the newest version of the edX Platform on edx.org and edX Edge.  This release includes the following changes. For courses that include student cohorts, you can now add and assign course content specifically for different cohorts. Bugs found in edX Studio, the edX Learning Management System, and edX Insights have been corrected. Documentation updates are available for several of the edX guides. For a list of the changes...

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