edX Posts the Release Notes of the Open edX Juniper Platform

IBL News | New York

edX officially announced Juniper, the latest release of the Open edX platform, and posted their release notes. “Overall, Juniper represents a huge step forward for the Open edX platform,” wrote Ned Batchelder, Architect at edX.

Juniper, the tenth release of Open edX, is the version that took the longest time to develop: 17 months.

It comes with new features related to the learner experience, instructor management and developer functioning.

Learners will find new front-end pages regarding Profile, Account Settings, Order History, Checkout Page, and Course Experience.

Improvements extend to areas like e-commerce, schedule personalization, team assignment submission, and mobile video app.

The app now presents the ability to render YouTube videos within the application experience (previously learners would be redirected out of the application).

Educators will find updates on Studio–the platform authoring tool– on component naming, unit creation, problem markdown editing, learning sequence navigation, and grading tools.

For instances using programs, there is now a new registrar service to set enrollments.

Developers will see major core upgrades to support Python 3 and Django 2, along with many areas deprecated.