EdX Mobile App

The following information describes what is new in the edX mobile apps.

Week of 19 September 2016

Discussion posts are now identified as having been read when you interact with a post in the edX mobile app. Previously, interactions such as adding a response or comment to a post, or answering a question or marking a question as answered, caused the post to be identified as unread. (MA-2139)

For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Learner’s Guide, or, for Open edX installations, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.

Week of 29 August 2016

Version 2.6 of the edX app for iOS is now available. This version of the mobile app allows learners to browse edX courses without creating an edX account and without logging in. Learners can register for an edX account or sign in from the about page for any course. Other improvements in this version include accessibility fixes to the video player.

You can download the latest version of the free iOS edX mobile app from the iTunes app store.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Learner’s Guide, or, for Open edX installations, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.

Week of 8 August 2016

Version 2.6.2 of the edX app for Android is now available. This version of the mobile app allows learners to browse edX courses without creating an edX account and without logging in. Learners can register for an edX account or sign in from the about page for any course. Other improvements in this version include accessibility fixes to the video player.

You can download the free Android edX mobile app from Google Play.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Learner’s Guide, or, for Open edX installations, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.

Week of 18 July 2016

Version 2.5.1 of the edX app for the Android platform and version 2.5.0 of the edX app for the iOS platform are now available. These versions add video player improvements as well as discussion features, such as the ability to access discussion topics in the body of the course and view discussions in landscape mode.

You and your enrolled learners can download these versions of the free edX mobile app from Google Play or the App Store.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Learner’s Guide, or, for Open edX installations, see the If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.

Week of 16 May 2016

Version 2.3.0 of the edX app for both the iOS and Android platforms is now available. This version adds the ability for learners to participate in course discussions in the mobile app, and also introduces course search.

You and your enrolled learners can download the free edX mobile app from Google Play or the App Store.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Learner’s Guide, or, for Open edX installations, see If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the Open edX Learner’s Guide.

Week of 28 March 2016

New versions of the edX mobile apps for iOS and Android have been released. Both apps now include user profiles.

Week of 22 February 2016

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.

3 February 2016

The latest version of the edX app (version 2.0.0) for Android smartphones is now available. Learners who access edX courses using Android phones will now have a more complete course experience. They can now use the app to view HTML and text components, and complete assignments that consist of the basic assessment types (checkbox, dropdown, multiple choice, and text or numerical input).

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

6 January 2016

Version 2.0.2 of the iOS app is now available. This version adds the ability to view HTML content and complete some types of assessments.

8 December 2015

With the release of the latest version of the edX app for iPhones, learners who access edX courses using iPhones will now have a more complete course experience. They can now use the app to view HTML and text components, and complete assignments that consist of the basic assessment types (checkbox, dropdown, multiple choice, and text or numerical input).

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

22 April 2015

The following features are now available for the edX mobile app on iPhones.

  • New visitors to edx.org can now use the edX mobile app to register edX user accounts.
  • New visitors have the option to use their Google or Facebook accounts when they sign up for edX user accounts.
  • The edX mobile app can now be used to find and enroll in courses.

These features are also available in the edX mobile app for Android smartphones. For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

31 March 2015

In the edX mobile app, new visitors can now use a Google or Facebook account to sign up for an edX account. These sign up options are available now in the edX mobile app for Android smartphones, and will be available soon for iPhones.

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

18 March 2015

Students can now use the edX mobile app to find and enroll in courses. New visitors can also register for an edX user account. These features are available now in the edX mobile app for Android smartphones, and will be available soon for iPhones.

For more information, see If You Use the edX Mobile App.

11 March 2015

The tracking logs in daily data packages now include additional events for actions completed using the edX mobile app.

  • The edX mobile app for iOS now emits play_video, pause_video, stop_video, load_video, and seek_video events.
  • The edX mobile app for Android now emits seek_video events in addition to other video interaction events.

For more information, see the Video Interaction Events section of the edX Research Guide.

28 January 2015

The edX mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android smartphones. With the app, learners can view or download video lectures for your courses and watch them anytime, without an Internet connection. Many of the courses that are currently running on edx.org are ready for use with the app, and preparations to support mobile delivery are in progress for even more courses.

You and your enrolled learners can download the free edX mobile app from Google Play for Android smartphones and from the App Store for Apple iPhones. For answers to frequently asked questions about the mobile app, see If You Use the edX Mobile App section in the EdX Guide for Students.

8 January 2015

The tracking logs in daily data packages now include events for learners who use the edX mobile app to view course videos. The edX mobile app began to emit the play_video, pause_video, stop_video, load_video, hide_transcript, and show_transcript events on December 23, 2014. For more information, see the Video Interaction Events section of the edX Research Guide.