Week of 26 September 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.
On the Reset Your Password page on edx.org, learners are now shown an error
message if they leave the password fields blank, or if they do not enter
matching passwords for new and confirmed passwords. (TNL-5533)
This release includes the following updates to the LMS.
- Controls under the video player for downloading the video, transcript, or
handout files have been updated to increase accessibility. (AC-571)
- In discussions, the list of topics and controls available for adding a new
post, including the topic selection dropdown control, were updated for
improved styling and accessibility. In particular, when you add a new post,
the Topic Area dropdown list defaults to “General” if there is a course-wide
topic named “General” in the course. (TNL-5165, TNL-5169)
An issue that prevented the background image from being changed in the new Drag
and Drop problem type has been fixed. (SOL-2077)