12-22 Newsletter — Olive Release, Listaflow, Call For Proposals

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Catch OpenCraft at the Open edX Conference 2023

This year, the Open edX Conference will be held from March 28 – 31 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference schedule […]
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01-23 Newsletter — Conference Schedule Preview, Olive Features, Core Contributor Retros

[Conference Preview] Get a sneak peek of the 2023 Open edX Conference with tCRIL's series of "Conference Preview" blog posts. The […]

12-22 Newsletter — Olive Release, Listaflow, Call For Proposals

[Olive Released 🫒] The fifteenth Open edX community release, called Olive, is now out! The release was coordinated by the Open edX […]

11-22 Newsletter — 2023 Conference Keynotes, New TOC Members, Product Survey

[2023 Conference Keynotes] The team at tCRIL announced the first two keynote speakers for the 2023 Open edX Conference, taking place March 28-31 […]

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10-22 Newsletter — 2023 Conference, Upskilling Disadvantaged Youth

Here's a recap of our October 2022 newsletter: [Open edX Conference 2023] The 2023 Open edX conference has just been announced! […]

09-22 Newsletter — Ecosystem overview, TOC Election, Advanced Assessments

Here's a recap of our September newsletter: [TOC Election - Sep 30 deadline] In October, the Open edX Community will be […]

08-22 Newsletter — Documentation, H5P XBlock, Monthly Meetup

[September Community Meetup] The September Open edX Meetup will happen on Thursday September 22 at 10am EST. It will feature two […]

07-22 Newsletter — Nutmeg Features, Monthly Meetup

[Nutmeg Features] Nutmeg is the latest Open edX named release. Our friend Sarina Canelake, Engineering Manager at the Center For Reimagining […]

06-22 Newsletter — Nutmeg Released, July Community Meetup, Demystifying User Retirement

Here's a recap of our June 2022 newsletter: [Nutmeg Release] Nutmeg, the latest stable version of the Open edX platform, is […]
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Demystifying User Retirement in the Open edX platform

This article was written by team member Kaustav Banerjee. User Retirement in an Open edX platform is the very last […]

04-22 Newsletter — OpenCraft In Portugal + Open edX Conference

Here's a recap of our April 2022 newsletter: This edition of our newsletter will be shorter than usual, because our […]

03-22 Newsletter — Conference Program; Technical Oversight Committee; Open edX Survey; OpenCraft In Lisbon

[Open edX Conference] The program and schedule for the 2022 Open edX Conference are now live! Please visit Sched to see the full […]
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02-2022 Newsletter: Keynote Speakers, Conference Details, Core Contributors Adopted

[Conference Themes] The 2022 Open edX Conference will be hosted in-person in Lisbon, Portugal, from Apr. 26-29. You should register as soon as […]
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Open edX Content Libraries on Canvas LMS? Sure!

This article was co-written by OpenCraft team member Adolfo Brandes and Daniel Seaton, Sr. Learning Systems Designer at MIT. In […]

01-22 Newsletter: 2022 Conference, New Features, Marketing Work Group

Here's a recap of our January 2022 newsletter: [Open edX Conference] After two years of forced hiatus, the long awaited, […]

12-21 Newsletter: Governance Changes, Maple, Virtual Event recap, Core Contributors

[Governance] As the stewardship of the Open edX platform is moving from edX/2U to the newly formed Center For Reimagining Learning […]

11-21 Newsletter: 2U Acquisition, End-Of-Year Virtual Event, Maple Release, Tech Radar

[2U Acquisition] E-Learning company 2U has completed its acquisition of the edX.org website and assets, as announced in Open edX's recent blog […]

10-21 Newsletter: Maple Release, Core Contributors, Open Source Theme

Here is a recap of our October 2021 newsletter: [Maple Release Update] The master branches for Maple, the next Open edX […]

Improving Open Response Assessments: Blended Project Recap

This article was written by OpenCraft team member Giovanni Cimolin da Silva. A good way to assess learners in online […]

09-21 Newsletter: Virtual Event Recap, Sites Generator, Maple Release

[Community Event] The Open edX community hosted an online event on Friday, September 17. It featured a talk by Ed Zarecor on the […]

08-21 Newsletter: Virtual Community Event, Django 3.2 Update, OpenCraft Hiring

[Open edX Community Event] All members of the community are invited to join a virtual Open edX conference and meetup, scheduled […]

LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage Support in the Open edX Platform

This article was written by Giovanni Cimolin (OpenCraft) and Ned Batchelder (edX). Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) is a standard used […]

07-21 Newsletter: edX Acquired By 2U, LTI Advantage Certification, Extensions Directory

Here is a recap of our July 2021 newsletter: [2U Acquires edX] 2U, an educational technology company, announced that it is acquiring edX. […]

06-21 Newsletter: Lilac Released, Conference Recordings, How To Build New Features

Here is a recap of OpenCraft's June 2021 newsletter. [Lilac Released] Lilac, the twelfth Open edX community release, is now officially available! […]

All XModules converted to XBlocks

This blog post was co-authored by OpenCraft team member Usman Khalid and edX team member Dave Ormsbee. It is with […]

05-21 Newsletter: Conference Recap, Lilac Updates, AWS S3 Encryption

Here is a recap of OpenCraft's May 2021 newsletter. [Open edX Conference] The 2021 Open edX virtual conference happened on May […]

04-21 Newsletter: 2021 Conference, Theming Improvements, Open Source MOOC

Here is a recap of OpenCraft's April 2021 newsletter. Open edX Conference The 2021 Open edX Virtual Conference has officially been […]

03-21 Newsletter: Platform Intro Talk, Doc-A-Thon, Mobile Apps

OPENCRAFT MARCH NEWSLETTER Here is a recap of OpenCraft's March 2021 newsletter. Intro to Open edX Platform Ned Batchelder from […]
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Introducing Open edX Publisher

Arguably, one of the biggest things about the most recent Open edX release, Koa, is that it officially supports the […]
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Why you Should Upgrade your Open edX Installation--And Keep it up to Date

This article was written by team member Fox Piacenti. If your company runs a copy of the Open edX platform, […]
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A New Editable Gradebook For the Open edX platform

This article was written by team member Fox Piacenti. The edX.org website opened in 2012 as a massive online learning […]

XBlock Highlights: Chatbot XBlock

The Chat XBlock describes itself as "An XBlock that allows learners to chat with a bot, where the bot follows a script and the learner can choose among possible responses."

Rebuilding our Open edX instance manager

A few months ago we decided to rebuild our Open edX instance manager frontend to provide more customization options and […]

Why you should use a dedicated instance of the Open edX platform

This article was written by Jeff Miller, a member of the OpenCraft marketing team. We’ve consciously built OpenCraft on four […]

The new OpenCraft Pro & Teacher hosting plan has launched : )

This article was written by Jeff Miller, a member of the OpenCraft marketing team. I’m excited to share that we […]

Our Contributions to the Open edX® Enterprise Service

This article was written by team member Tim Krones From fall of 2016 through summer of 2018, OpenCraft worked closely with […]

LabXchange is launched!

This post was written by Braden MacDonald (CTO at OpenCraft) and Ned Batchelder (Software Architect at edX). This has also […]

Why the Open edX® Platform Should Be Your New LMS

This article was written by team member Giovanni Cimolin da Silva Are you looking into new solutions for your next […]

Public Course Content - Now Available In Ironwood

This article was originally posted by OpenCraft team member Jill Vogel on the Open edX website. The upcoming Open edX® […]