18 March 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 18 March 2015.

Analytics

Daily data packages now include events that record which of the problems in a library were delivered by a randomized content block component. For more information, see the Events in the Tracking Logs section in the edX Research Guide.

Mobile

Students can now use the edX mobile app to find and enroll in courses. New visitors can also register for an edX user account. These features are available now in the edX mobile app for Android smartphones, and will be available soon for iPhones.

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

ORA

Open response assessments can now include more than one prompt or question. A single rubric is used to grade all of the prompts in the assessment. For more information, see Create an Open Response Assessment Assignment.

Studio

  • Course teams can now include a new type of component, a randomized content block, in their courses. These components randomly draw problems from a predefined library of components and present them to learners.

    You create and maintain libraries of components separately from courses. All of an organization’s course teams can work collaboratively to develop the problems that the libraries contain. Each library can then be referenced by randomized content blocks in any of that organization’s courses. For more information, see Working with Content Libraries.

  • Open response assessments can now include more than one prompt or question. A single rubric is used to grade all of the prompts in the assessment. For more information, see Open Response Assessments.

  • When you add an HTML component to a course outline and select the Full Screen Image Tool, IFrame Tool, or Zooming Image Tool, revised example templates now appear. The descriptions and procedures in the templates now include additional detail, including how to provide accessible labels for your learners.

  • A problem with the file locking feature on the Files & Uploads page is now resolved. To lock a file, click the lock icon that appears near it. (TNL-1461)

Documentation

Building and Running an edX Course

EdX Research Guide

The Events in the Tracking Logs chapter now includes events for student interactions with library content.