25 August 2015

The following information reflects what is new in the edX Platform during the week of 25 August 2015.

LMS

  • Course enrollment data is now available only through edX Insights, which reports both the current and total enrollment count for a course. Previously, the Instructor Dashboard also reported the current enrollment count. This change affects edx.org and edX Edge, not Open edX.

  • The following additional information is now available on the Course Info page on the Instructor Dashboard.

    • Course Start Date, including the start time (UTC).
    • Course End Date, including the end time (UTC).
    • The number of sections included in the course.

    Previously, this information was available only in Studio. (OSPR-733)

Accessibility Improvements

The calculator available in the LMS is updated to have a background color that contrasts with the foreground on the input label. (UX-2515)

Insights

Course enrollment data is now available only through edX Insights, which reports both the current and total enrollment count for a course. Previously, the Instructor Dashboard also reported the current enrollment count. This change affects edx.org and edX Edge, not Open edX. For more information, see Enrollment Activity.

Studio

You can now configure the following problem types so that learners can receive partial credit for a problem if they submit an answer that is partly correct.

  • Checkbox
  • Dropdown
  • Multiple Choice
  • Numerical Input

By awarding partial credit for problems, you can motivate learners who have mastered some of the course content and provide a score that reflects their progress.

Website

The cost for certificates on track selection pages on edx.org now specify that the amount is in USD, for U.S. dollars. (ECOM-2114)

Documentation

Documentation for edX Partners

Building and Running an edX Course

  • Updated Course Data to include descriptions of newly added values.
  • Updated Enrollment to remove references to enrollment counts on the Instructor Dashboard. Course enrollment data is available in edX Insights.

Documentation for Open edX Users

This section lists updates to the latest versions of Open edX documentation. We do not update the documentation for Open edX releases.

Building and Running an Open edX Course

  • Updated Course Data to include descriptions of newly added values.
  • Updated Managing Course Discussions with information about discussion administration options that are not yet available in the edX mobile apps.