17 July 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform as of 17 July 2015.

Studio

In Studio, problem types with hints and feedback are now listed at the bottom of the list of common problem types. (TNL-2619)

Labelling of Roles in Studio and LMS Made Consistent

The labels that identify two of the course team member roles in the LMS have been renamed to match those same roles in Studio.

In the LMS, on the Instructor Dashboard Membership page, the “Course Staff” role is now labeled “Staff”, and the “Instructor” role is now labeled “Admin”. The “Staff” and “Admin” roles are the same, whether you assign them in Studio by selecting Settings and then Course Team, or on the Instructor Dashboard in the LMS.

No action is needed. No changes were made to the privileges granted by these roles, or to the roles that Admins can assign in the LMS to beta testers, discussion admins, discussion moderators, and community TAs. For more information about roles and privileges, see Staffing in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.

LMS

Labelling of Roles in Studio and LMS Made Consistent

The labels that identify two of the course team member roles in the LMS have been renamed to match those same roles in Studio.

In the LMS, on the Instructor Dashboard Membership page, the “Course Staff” role is now labeled “Staff”, and the “Instructor” role is now labeled “Admin”. The “Staff” and “Admin” roles are the same, whether you assign them in Studio by selecting Settings and then Course Team, or on the Instructor Dashboard in the LMS.

No action is needed. No changes were made to the privileges granted by these roles, or to the roles that Admins can assign in the LMS to beta testers, discussion admins, discussion moderators, and community TAs.

Default Course Images

When courses do not have a course image specified, a default image is now used in Course About pages in the LMS. (OSPR-621)

Student Dashboard

In the student dashboard, the Find New Courses button has moved from the top of the page to the sidebar on the right side of the page.

Accessibility Enhancements

Keyboard navigation in open response assessments has been improved by restoring keyboard focus outline indicators. (UX-2323)

Analytics

When a learner who was watching a video moved the video playhead forward in the video playbar, the play_video event that was emitted contained the old time of the play position, rather than the new time where the learner resumed playing. This issue has been fixed. (TNL-2165)

For more information about video events, see Video Interaction Events in the EdX Research Guide.

Documentation

Documentation for edX Partners

Building and Running an edX Course

A Best Practices for Open Response Assessments topic has been added to the documentation about open response assessments. For more information about open response assessments, see Introduction to Open Response Assessments in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.

Documentation for Open edX Users

Building and Running an Open edX Course

A Best Practices for Open Response Assessments topic has been added to the documentation about open response assessments. For more information about open response assessments, see Introduction to Open Response Assessments in the Building and Running an Open edX Course guide.

Open Response Assessments

A Best Practices for Open Response Assessments topic has been added to the documentation about open response assessments. For more information about open response assessments, see Introduction to Open Response Assessments in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.