1 July 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 1 July 2015.

Studio

Feedback and Hints in Common Problems

You can now add feedback, hints, or both to the following problem types.

  • Checkbox
  • Dropdown
  • Multiple choice
  • Numerical input
  • Text input

In Studio, you can use new templates to add sample problems that use the feedback and hint syntax.

The list of Common Problems with Hints and Feedback templates.

For more information, see Adding Feedback and Hints to a Problem in Building and Running an edX Course or Adding Feedback and Hints to a Problem in Building and Running an Open edX Course.

LMS

Changes to Common Problem Types

Two updates have been made to common problem types.

  • Course teams can now add feedback, hints, or both to common problems.
  • The appearance of these problem types has changed.

These updates apply to the following problem types.

  • Checkbox
  • Dropdown
  • Multiple choice
  • Numerical input
  • Text input

Feedback and Hints in Common Problems

Learners might now see feedback, hints, or both, in common problem types.

For example, when the course team configures one or more hints for a problem, learners can view those hints by selecting Hint under the problem.

Hints in a multiple choice problem.

For more information, see Adding Feedback and Hints to a Problem in Building and Running an edX Course or Adding Feedback and Hints to a Problem in Building and Running an Open edX Course.

Problem Appearance Changes

To make the edX LMS easier to use on mobile devices, the appearance of common problem types has changed. For example, a border surrounds options for multiple choice and checkbox problems, making it easier for learners to select an option.

Checkbox problem showing the new problem styles.

Documentation

Documentation for edX Partners

Building and Running an edX Course

Documentation for Open edX Users

Building and Running an Open edX Course

A new Adding Feedback and Hints to a Problem section describes the new problem templates that include hinting and feedback.