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Open edX Demo Course


About This Course

Welcome to the Open edX® Demo Course! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about the capabilities of the Open edX® platform and how it can be used to support your learning experiences.

In this course, we will discuss the tools and features that can leverage your learning program. After providing details about the platform, we will discuss the different types of content that can be created, showcase the variety of assessment tools, and explore the different ways that you can engage your learners with social interactions. Be sure to check out the final module that includes stories from current community members about their experience with the platform!

  • Module 1: Dive into the Open edX® platform!
  • Module 2: Crafting Captivating Content
  • Module 3: Ace the Assessments!
  • Module 4: Social Learning: Engaging Through Interaction
  • Module 5: Your Open edX Community


There are no pre-requisites or requirements to take this demo course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course intended for?

This course is intended for

  • Course Developers who aren't aware of what Open edX is capable of and how it can meet their needs. 
  • People who are new to online learning and/or instructional design - or are new to developing courses on this platform. 
  • Community members who are looking for reference materials and examples.

Is the Open edX® LMS free?

The Open edX® Platform is an open source piece of software. Therefore, the code necessary to install and run the Open edX Platform on a server is free. However, Open edX® operators do pay for the hosting, maintenance, and support of your site.

How long is the course?

This course may take you around 2 hours to complete from start to finish. However, this course is designed to be navigated as a reference to go back to as needed.

Can I reuse parts of this course?

Yes, you are welcome to reuse parts of this course, but you will have to check the license and provide the correct attribution. 

All content is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 US License <>.

All code is made available under an AGPLv3 License.

You can find more frequently asked questions and their answers on the Open edX® FAQ page.