UNESCO Open Learning has upgraded to the latest (15th) community edition of the Open edX® platform, named Olive, which replaces the Nutmeg version released 6 months prior.
In this article we review three of the most important improvements to the Open Learning platform that resulted from upgrading to Olive.
The registration and sign in pages have been completely redesigned to offer an improved user experience. The registration page also provides username suggestions while filling it in.
A new progress page now shows two different types of progress. The first is percentage completion of course content, which the platform automatically monitors while users consume content. The second is completion of graded activities, which shows a learner their current grade as a percentage, as well as the given passing grade for the course. There is also a section for certificate status on the right hand side, and important dates are now shown too.
Supporting the new progress page are green checkmarks that show up next to each Section, Subsection, and Unit Component once the learner has completed that part of the course. This is a major step to helping leaners remember what parts of the course they have completed or not.
These are the major user-facing updates that have come with the latest version of UNESCO Open Learning. We look forward to further improvements in the next version of Open Learning when the next version of the Open edX® platform, named Palm, is released in June 2023.
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