[September Community Meetup] The September Open edX Meetup will happen on Thursday September 22 at 10am EST. It will feature two speakers: John Swope, from Curricu.me, and Ed Zarecor, VP of Engineering at tCRIL. John will demonstrate how to use Advanced Assessment and Javascript within the Open edX platform with fun and flexible exercises. Ed will share updates regarding the Open edX ecosystem. Registration is free, so save the date and join us!

-> Register for the event on Eventbrite

[August Meetup Recording] The recording of the August Open edX Community Meetup is now available. In the event, Hen Eytan from Annoto discussed how to use interactive video tools within e-learning modules to optimize learning, and how to leverage their analytics tool to monitor learner engagement. Elizabeth Madariaga, from Edios Media, discussed the topic of localizing courses and connecting with learners in their native languages. She presented a case study on a recent course translation project, including the issuing of certificates in the students’ native languages.

-> Watch the recording

[H5P XBlock] Community members Edly have just announced the release of the H5P XBlock, giving learners the ability to easily self-host and play H5P content in Open edX. H5P is an open source tool used to create rich and easily embeddable course content such as interactive videos, quizzes, and presentations. Previously, H5P content could be integrated via the LTI XBlock with some tinkering, but the new H5P XBlock makes things much easier!

-> See XBlock Github repo for details

[Documentation Call For Help] tCRIL are requesting contributions from Open edX Community members to help consolidate the platform’s comprehensive documentation. The updated documentation will be organized around different personas and document types for an improved discovery experience. tCRIL are currently looking to crowdsource high-level tables of content for each persona. Click the link below to learn more and help!

-> Forum post for details and volunteering

[BTR Group Volunteers] The Build-Test-Release group is looking for volunteers to take on roles and support the delivery of the upcoming Open edX Olive release. Note that not all the roles require technical knowledge – for example, the group is also looking for people with project management or QA/testing experience. Get involved!

-> Read the forum post for the list of open roles