Week Ending 13 January 2017

The following information summarizes what was released in the edX platform during the week ending 13 January 2017.

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LMS

  • When learners select the Support option in the LMS to contact learner support, learners can specify the course that is the subject of their question or comment. ECOM-5936

    The Report a Problem dialog box showing a list of courses for the learner to choose from.

Studio

  • The problem template for Custom JavaScript Display and Grading problems (also called custom JavaScript problems or JS input problems) has been updated. TNL-5893

  • On unit pages in Studio, the guidance in the Unit Location panel now instructs course teams to use /jump_to_id/<location ID> formatting to create links to units in HTML text components.

    For example, to create a link to a unit that has a location ID of 123456789abcdefghi in an HTML text component, you open the component, select the Inset/edit link icon, and then enter /jump_to_id/123456789abcdefghi in the URL field.

Documentation

  • The documentation for Custom JavaScript Display and Grading problems (also called custom JavaScript problems or JS input problems) has been extensively updated to reflect the new title attribute inside the jsinput tag, as well as the new problem template in Studio. For more information, see Custom JavaScript Display and Grading Problem in Building and Running an edX Course or Custom JavaScript Display and Grading Problem in Building and Running an Open edX Course.