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.
Randomized problems that are sent to an external grader now include the random seed value that was used to initialize the randomization. For more information, see External Grader for edx.org course teams and External Grader for Open edX course teams. (OSPR-1202)
In addition to offering badges for course completion, Open edX instances can now award badges to learners for customized course events. Examples of course events are: enrolling in a certain number of courses, completing a certain number of courses, or completing a specific list of courses. For more information, see Create Course Event Badges for Your Open edX Instance and Enable or Disable Badges for Your Course.
The mobile, course structure, and profile images REST web services are deprecated.
/api/courses/v1/courses/web service instead of the deprecated mobile and course structure web services.
/api/user/v1/accounts/web service instead of the deprecated profile image web service.
For more information about supported and deprecated web services, see Open edX Platform APIs.
The Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform guide now includes information about the CourseTalk widget. For more information, see Adding the CourseTalk Widget.
The Installing, Configuring and Running the Open edX Platform guide now includes information about creating and configuring badges for custom course events. For more information, see Create Course Event Badges for Your Open edX Instance.