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

This release includes the following features and enhancements.

  • The LMS Home page replaces the Course Info page. It will open automatically when the learner signs in and selects a course. In addition to course updates and news, the Home page will feature important course dates. Home is now the first page option for learners. Course is the new name for the Courseware page. It will be located to the right of the Home page. The following image shows this change.

    The current LMS page showing the Courseware and Course Info tabs followed by the upcoming LMS page showing the Home and Course tabs

  • Course teams can use a new subsection prerequisite control to prevent learners from viewing content before they earn a minimum score in the exams for previous content. For more information, see Configuring Prerequisite Course Subsections in Building and Running an edX Course or Configuring Prerequisite Course Subsections in Building and Running an Open edX Course.

  • This release includes additional changes to HTML components to ensure that screen readers can render course page headings accurately. Following the removal of the Heading 1 and Heading 2 options from the HTML component visual editor, all of the templates for HTML components have been updated to include headings beginning with Heading 3. This release also includes styling and scalability changes to the toolbar icons in the HTML component visual editor.

​For more information about 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.