About edX edge - FAQs

What is Edge?

  • Edge is the edX platform offered to the institution to develop courses in a low-visible environment
  • Edge provides you with a space to experiment with online course development. Building in the Edge environment is pretty straight forward.
  • Typically the platform is closed and has limited enrollment (for example, limited to the students participating in a course offered through campus unit), whereas MOOCs are open enrollment for everyone.
  •  Its functionality is identical to that of the known edx.org course delivery platform
  • Users typically enroll through email not eid.

What is the difference between edX and edge?

  • edX is the home of MOOCs and open to the world while edge is open to on-campus courses.
  • The platform technology is the same, edX/open edX.
  • Usually, we develop on edge to experiment with to them move to the MOOC platform.
  • Edge does not have a catalog page. Edge is "security-by-obscurity": there is no discovery process for courses. Students will have to know your course URL to register for it
  • From edX Forums: What is the difference between edX and Edge?

What are the environments available?

What does it cost to create and deliver a course on Edge?
  • The use of the edX authoring and delivery platform are available to all UT instructors to create and deliver courses
  • The cost is the cost of your time to design and develop content for the course.

Does it have eid integration?

  • There is no eid integration, registrants register for the course through email.

What type of tech support do I have?

There are various resources edX offers to support course development.

  • As a partner institution faculty can email partner-support@edx.org to receive technical support. edX offers this email address as the primary line of support for course authors.

    Course teams can contact Partner Support team with technical questions about creating and running a course on the edX and edge platforms.