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Initial release March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)
Stable release
0.1 (pre-alpha)
Repository github.com/edX/XBlock
Development status active
Written in Python2
Operating system Cross-platform, GNU
Available in English
Type Course management system
License GNU Affero General Public License
Website github.com/edX/XBlock

XBlock is the SDK for the edX MOOC platform, written in Python2, 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]

See also[edit]


  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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