8 January 2015
The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of
8 January 2015.
- In early November 2014, an error was introduced that prevented events from
being generated for open assessment problems. This error has been corrected.
- Also see mobile updates for 8 January 2015.
When you viewed responses in a discussion topic, the vote count was displayed
twice. This problem is resolved. (TNL-1016)
- In the Instructor Dashboard, when you unenrolled a student who enrolled in
the Verified track, if that student was re-enrolled, he or she was
automatically placed in the Verified track. This problem is fixed; the
student is no longer automatically enrolled in the Verified track. (ECOM-776)
- The Student Dashboard is updated to provide a visual indication of
professional education courses the student is enrolled in. (ECOM-728)
The tracking logs in daily data packages now include events for learners who
use the edX mobile app to view course videos. The edX mobile app began to emit
show_transcript events on December 23, 2014. For
more information, see the Video Interaction Events section of the
edX Research Guide.
Open response assessments now support right-to-left languages.
- When a component with multiple parents had a draft version, you received an
error when trying to export the course. This problem is resolved. (PLAT-332)
- You can now use a new advanced setting,
always_cohort_inline_discussions, to control whether content-specific
discussion topics are unified or divided by cohort.
- The inline help for the Discussion Topic Mapping advanced setting is
updated to note that discussion IDs must be unique. (TNL-752)
- Students who had enrolled in a verified course were erroneously prompted to
verify their identity if their edX verification expired after the course’s
verification deadline. This problem is resolved. (ECOM-864)
- Students using Internet Explorer 9 without Flash installed were able to click
disabled buttons and proceed through the verification process, though no
photo was taken. Students now cannot proceed until they install Flash.