EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge.

This release includes the following updates.

For more information about these and other changes in this release, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx.org.

  • On the Video Uploads page in Studio, course team members can now remove videos from the list of previously uploaded videos. Doing so does not affect course content that uses video IDs of videos that were previously uploaded successfully. For more info, see Remove Videos from the Video Uploads Page in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.
  • Further time zone display changes have been made in the LMS. Date in sidebar on Home page displays in user or browser timezoneLearners now see important course dates in the sidebar on course Home pages in their account’s time zone or, if they have not specified a local time zone in their account settings, in their browser’s time zone.
    In addition, in the “Basic Course Information” section of the Course Info tab on the instructor dashboard, course start and end dates also display either in the time zone specified in your account settings, or if an account time zone is not set, in your browser’s time zone.
  • When you use the course outline in Studio to develop your course, you can now duplicate existing unit, subsections, and sections. In Studio course outline you can now duplicate units, subsections or sections

    Duplicated items inherit the release date of the item that they are duplicated from, but you must explicitly publish duplicated subsections and units before they are visible to learners. For more info, see Adding Content in the Course Outline in the Building and Running an edX Course guide (for partners) or Adding Content in the Course Outline in the Building and Running an Open edX Course guide (for the Open edX community).

  • In course discussions, posts in the discussion navigation pane now include a preview that shows the first line of each post.