Open edX News

YouTube Videos on edX Will Have Hidden URLs


The newest version of the edX platform, released on September 18th, includes a very useful feature, although it might go in the opposite direction of the open education trend: it hides YouTube and non-YouTube videos’ URLs. However, the author of the course can allow students to download them.


Another important announcement came from Google Education, who added the ability to use over 60 external third-party authentication systems on the Open edX platform, with support for everything from open standards like OpenID or OAuth 2.0, to custom single sign-on systems. The authentication module is extensible and its features are completely configurable.

[Update: OpenID 2.0 for Google accounts is going away on April 20. OpenID 2.0 has been superseded by OpenID Connect.]



On the other hand, there is a new version of the edX demo course, which is interesting for new students and course designers.







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