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

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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 […]
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What Is Listaflow, And How Is It Being Used By The Open edX Community?

This article was written by Ali Hugo, UX and UI Designer at OpenCraft. Listaflow is a new open source tool […]

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 […]

A Look at the Recent Enhancements to Discussions in Open edX

This article was written by Kshitij Sobti, senior open source developer at OpenCraft. OpenCraft has been interested in working on […]

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 […]
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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 […]
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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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Open edX Core Contributor Program

This article was written by Sarina Canelake, Engineering & Community Manager at The Center For ReImagining Learning (tCRIL). The Open […]
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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 […]

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 […]

Configuring multiple sites on the Open edX platform just got easier.

This article was written by team members Shimul Chowdhury and Guruprasad Lakshmi Narayanan. An Open edX "site" presents a catalog […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Building A New Feature: What Matters Most

This blog post was written by our team member Aayush Agrawal At OpenCraft, we do a lot of feature development […]
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Enabling server-side encryption on AWS S3 and Open edX

This article was written by team member Aayush Agrawal This blog post shows how to enable encryption at rest for […]
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Hosting best practices for your Open edX instance

This article was written by team member Aayush Agrawal. Every industry has its best practices, and we follow them for […]
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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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Open edX DevStack: A Toolkit for the Future of Learning Software

This article was written by team member Fox Piacenti. If you’ve had the opportunity to take a course on edx.org, […]
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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 […]

Why We Automate (Almost) Everything That Can Be Automated

This article was written by team member Nizar Mahmoud. Work often involves a lot of repetitive and time-heavy tasks. For […]

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 […]

FAQ - Create online courses using the Open edX platform

This article was written by Jeff Miller, a member of the OpenCraft marketing team. So, you’ve been looking for a […]

LabXchange is the Inaugural Open edX Prize Winner for Most Important Technical Project

Congratulations to Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Amgen Foundation, and the LabXchange team on this win! Even […]

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 […]

Working With Top-Tier Universities and the Open edX platform

This article was written by Jeff Miller, a member of the OpenCraft marketing team. At OpenCraft, we work daily with […]