Tuesday, July 23, 2013

edX-platform - Using the LMS and CMS - July 23, 2013

After deploying the edX-platform, I now can experiment the LMS and CMS (the Studio).


1. Create a course: here are some basic steps and notes

a/ In the Studio (192.168.20.40:8001, in my case, I use 172.25.20.82:8001), login and create a course:



b/ Change settings for the course in Settings >> Schedule & Details:




c/ Create Course's outline (the main content of the course) in Content >> Outline:



d/ Upload the Course's image (which will show on the course page) in Content >> Files & Uploads:


Notes: the image has to be named images_course_image.jpg for the app to understand it as the course's image.


2. User register for the course:

a/ From the course page, enter the course you want





b/ Now, click Register for GENIUS001 and you will be redirected to the dashboard:



c/ Click View Course to access the course's content: you will see the Course Updates & News in the Course Info tab first



d/ Click the Courseware tab, this is the main content of the course, and this is where you'll learn:



3. Errors:

+ (1) If I create a static pages in the Studio for the course:


 an InvalidTabsException exception will raise when the user click View Course from the dashboard:



I assume this is a bug of the platform and trying to fix this. See you tomorrow or the day after tomorrow if I can fix this error!

Update July 24, 2013:
Error (1) is fixed. Just pull latest from master (https://github.com/edx/edx-platform) and create a new course

- Create a static page:





- And in the user (student, LMS) the static page will appear as a new tab: