Release Notes week of 6/1/2015
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help tested on studio.stage.edx.org (https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/display/DOC/Online+Help+Testing+Script)
Release Notes merged
Date on docs.edx.org changed (https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/display/DOC/Updating+the+docs.edx.org+release+date)
affected guides rebuilt in RTD (https://readthedocs.org/dashboard/)
portal announcement made (http://partners.edx.org/announcements)
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Courses that run on edx.org can now include 5-10 second long pre-roll video messages. A pre-roll video plays automatically before other course videos, and can be used to advertise your organization, promote an XSeries, publicize an event, and so on.
When a learner plays a video in a course that has a pre-roll video, and the learner has not been shown the pre-roll video within the last seven days, the pre-roll video plays first. While the pre-roll video plays, the learner can select *Skip* to continue on to the video that they selected, or *Do not show again* to permanently opt out of seeing pre-roll videos in the course.
For information about adding a pre-roll video and its transcripts to your course, see (xref to come).