If you have taken a course at edX.org you have an idea of what this platform offers (this free demo course allows you better understand the edX learning experience; another overview for a newbie is offered by Stanford University at this address, inside the Courseware tab). There are engaging lessons containing interactive tools, videos, readings, quizzes, questions, grading techniques and progress reports.
However, building and running an edX course is not an easy task. The edX Studio authoring tool is the CMS (Content Management System) for course creators. Multiple instructors can work on a course together.
- The 353-page document titled “Getting Started with edX Studio” describes, in detail, how one could manage Open edX’s authoring tool. The online version is here.
- A summarized guide (32 pages) for creating online courses with edX that was written by Anant Agarwal, the president of edX.
- There is also a great self-paced course designed to walk you through the process of planning, building and running your own online course. This course is a hidden gem that cannot be found through Google and other search engines. You must register on a private site within edX.org called edge.edx.org. Your edx.org account won’t work here.