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Initial releaseMarch 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)
Preview release
0.1 (pre-alpha)
Written inPython
Available inEnglish
TypeCourse management system
LicenseGNU Affero General Public License

XBlock is the SDK for the edX MOOC platform, written in Python, and announced and released publicly on March 14, 2013.[1][2][3] It aims to enable the global software development community to participate in the construction of the edX educational platform and the next generation of online and blended courses.


Documentation for the XBlock SDK is currently in an ″extremely preliminary″ state, and developers are encouraged to communicate directly and interactively with the XBlock authors before proceeding to build something new with it.[4]


  1. ^ "edX Takes First Step toward Open Source Vision by Releasing XBlock SDK". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Nelson, Sharleen. "EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware". Campus Technology. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ "EdX Opens Up Online Learning Platform, Releases Source Code". Technapex. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  4. ^ "XBlock — XBlock 0.1 documentation". Xblock.readthedocs.org. Retrieved 2013-08-25.

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