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

This release includes the following updates.

Support Level Icons in Studio for Exercises and Problem Types

In Studio, the support level for each exercise, problem type, or tool is now represented with an icon when you select Advanced, HTML, or Problem to add a new component to your course. The edX Support Levels link next to the legend opens the documentation describing the support levels

In Studio when you add a new component, the support level of each available problem type or tool is represented with an icon.

By default, only fully supported or provisionally supported problem types and tools are available for adding to your course. If you want to add unsupported problem types and tools in Studio, you must change an advanced setting before unsupported problem types and tools are available to be selected in Studio. This change does not affect the appearance or behavior or unsupported problem types and tools that exist in currently running courses.

For information about this setting, see Adding Unsupported Problem Types and Exercises in the Building and Running an edX Course guide.

Per-Learner Data in edX Insights

Data for individual learners is now available in edX Insights. Activity metrics for the past week, including the number of videos viewed, discussion contributions made, and problems attempted, are now available for every enrolled learner. The Learner Roster and Key Activity report shows how learners are doing in relation to their peers. You can select any learner’s username in this report to open a chart and review a timeline of that learner’s daily activity throughout the course. For more information, see the Individual Learners section in the Using edX Insights guide.

Research Data Exchange Program

The research data exchange (RDX) program provides a way for edX charter member organizations to access data for courses run by other participating organizations. Through this program, obfuscated data is made available to research teams who are conducting approved educational research studies.

For more information about RDX, including how organizations can apply to participate and how researchers can request data for a study, see the Research Data Exchange page on the edX partner portal.

New Release of edX Mobile App for iOS

Version 2.6 of the edX mobile app for iOS is now available for download from the iTunes app store. This version of the mobile app allows learners to browse edX courses without creating an edX account and without signing 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.

More Information About This Release

For 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.