Open edX is an open source online learning platform originally conceived by edX, a nonprofit online learning destination founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The Open edX powered by Bitnami provides a basic version of the Open edX platform that can be used to deliver courses online. Freely available and able to support thousands of courses and hundreds of thousands of learners, Open edX provides a range of authoring tools to help educators create effective course materials and build vibrant online learning communities. Open edX-powered courses are also available at edX.org.
Why use the Open edX powered by Bitnami?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Open edX in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Open edX powered by Bitnami is:
We track every release of Open edX and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Open edX as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Open edX or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Open edX powered by Bitnami stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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Up and running in no time using the AWS image, check out the bitnami wiki EdX page to assist with configuring email settings and restarting services.
Now its onto the OpenEdX forums and guides to get the courses setup!
Successfully installed on localhost and AWS server multiple times. Some issues with localhost.localdomain that should be fixed in the installer. Looking forward to the Docker image :)
Unfortunately while going around Studio page
Creating a course and try edit it
"Studio's having trouble saving your work" issue happen and can't save it
Please help me
Thanks so much
I have installed the Open edX image directly from Open edX on local machines over two dozen times.
The first time was difficult, because the steps that are required are not completely documented in one place, certainly if you are on a Windows box.
The installation using the bitnami image on Microsoft Azure was a pleasant experience.
There are some decision points that might give you pause, like which package of services to go with, but it was far easier than installing it locally.
Some challenges still remain, including:
1) How to set up FTP access to the server.
2) How to ACTUALLY get the email registration confirmations to ACTUALLY get sent out. (The instructions NEVER seem to include ALL the steps necessary, and leave you wondering what remains to be done.)
3) The directory structure is different, so one does need to review the bitnami image, in particular.
Overall, the experience has been positive.
Once the first two items above are resolved, we will feel a lot more comfortable with this service.