Week of 22 February 2016

The following information summarizes what is new in the edX platform this week.

The edX engineering wiki Release Pages provide detailed information about every change made to the edx-platform GitHub repository. If you are interested in additional information about every change in a release, create a user account for the wiki and review the dated release pages.

EdX Studio

  • A problem that caused a status of “Published, not yet released” to be visible for sections in self-paced courses has been fixed. (ECOM-3615)

  • The “randomize” component, previously a little-used provisional tool, is now deprecated. To provide randomized content, you can continue to use the fully supported Content Libraries tool to create randomized content blocks. For more information, see Randomized Content Blocks.

    If an instructor accesses a course that still uses the older randomize component, Studio displays the message “This course uses features that are no longer supported”.

EdX LMS

A learner can highlight text and make notes while progressing through a course. The learner can then review his notes in the body of the course or on a separate Notes page.

Update 25 Feb 2016 This feature is not yet available for courses running on the edx.org or edge.edx.org web sites.

Analytics

With the release of the notes feature, seven new events have been added to data packages. Among these events are edx.course.student_notes.added, edx.course.student_notes.edited, and edx.course.student_notes.used_unit_link.

Update 25 Feb 2016 This feature is not yet available for courses running on the edx.org or edge.edx.org web sites.

Mobile

The number of days before OAuth tokens expire for mobile OAuth clients can now be configured. For more information, see Configure OAuth Token Expiration in the Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform guide.

Documentation

Release Notes for 2013-2014

Release notes for 2013 and 2014 are now located in a separate guide, edX Release Notes 2013-2014. Release notes for 2015 and 2016 are still available at edX Release Notes.

Documentation for Open edX Users

Guides described in this section are intended for audiences that are using, or learning about, courses on an Open edX instance.

Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform

The Configure OAuth Token Expiration topic is now available.