EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge.

This release includes the following new features.

  • A teams feature is now available to support small group interactions and projects for the learners in your courses. When this feature is enabled and team projects are defined, a learner can browse the project topics and then create a team to take part in group activities for a chosen topic.  For more information, see Including Teams in Building and Running an edX Course, or see Including Teams in Building and Running an Open edX Course

  • Staff grading options are now available for open response assessment assignments. Assignments can now be designed to include a staff grading step. In addition, course teams can assess the peer reviews made by individual learners and override them as needed.  For more information, see Managing Open Response Assessment Assignments in Building and Running an edX Course, or see  Managing Open Response Assessment Assignments in Building and Running an Open edX Course.

  • Course teams can now select the way a course is delivered to learners: the Schedule & Details page in Studio now includes a setting for either instructor-paced or self-paced courses. Configuration of due dates for the course content is dependent on this selection. For more information, see Setting Course Pacing in Building and Running an edX Course, or see Setting Course Pacing in Building and Running an Open edX Course

​For more information about 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.