Release Notes week of 8/24-28/2015

Description

See the Release Notes Rotation for task assignments: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/display/DOC/Release+Notes+Rotation

Acceptance Criteria:

When writing release notes, keep these frequently requested features in mind.

  • include cross references from feature descriptions to the pertinent new sections of the guide(s)

  • be sure to indicate when a change affects students immediately, without requiring the feature to be enabled (for example, changes to the discussion UX)

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Carol Tong
August 25, 2015, 1:02 PM

FYI None of the teams or proctored exams related items should be mentioned in released notes.

Alison Hodges
August 20, 2015, 6:30 PM

For (when DevOps changes a feature flag). Affects edx.org and Edge only, perhaps include in both LMS and Insights:
Course enrollment data is now available only through edX Insights, which reports both the current and total enrollment count for a course. Previously, the Instructor Dashboard also reported the current enrollment count. For more information, see `Using edX Insights`.

For DOC-2218, In the LMS section for both partners and OS:
The following additional information is now available on the Course Info page on the Instructor Dashboard.

  • Course Start Date, including the start time (UTC).

  • Course End Date, including the end time (UTC).

  • The number of sections included in the course.
    Previously, this information was available only in Studio.

Alison Hodges
August 19, 2015, 3:15 PM

Strongly suggest moving further to "week of" phrasing/date identification to make these files more resistant to the date changes that often occur for the platform release.

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hoeberR

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Alison Hodges

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