Features

With Tahoe, we’ve got you covered. Hosting, implementation, maintenance, support, ongoing upgrades, and years of Open edX experience and best practices.

All wrapped up in one, easy-to use platform.

Engaging learning experiences for your students

How can you argue with 10 million learners from every country in the world? edX.org is a testing ground for hundreds of courses on every subject imaginable. All of those learnings about how to deliver great online learning experiences gets fed back into Open edX, and subsequently into Tahoe.

  • Real-time feedback to test your knowledge

    Included in all plans

    Engage with fun and interactive exercises and get instant feedback. Stay on track by checking the student progress page to see how you’re doing in the course.

  • Learn from your peers

    Included in all plans

    Social learning features in Tahoe give learners a rich collaborative environment in which to learn from other students. Students can participate in discussion forums, peer grading, real-time video chats and organically form teams to discuss topics of interest to them.

  • Learn anywhere, anytime on your mobile device

    Included in all plans

    Learners visiting a Tahoe site enjoy a mobile optimized experience that lets them learn anywhere and anytime from the comfort of their phone or tablet.

Course authors love how easy it is to build courses

The Open edX Studio provides a powerful but easy-to-use authoring environment for creating course content - videos, assessments, interactive exercises and social learning components.

  • Broad library of problem types to engage your learners in different modalities

    Included in all plans

    With over forty different assessments and dozens more available as 3rd party plugins, you have many options for engaging your learners and delivering curriculum in new and exciting ways. In-browser code grading exercises, peer instruction, randomized content, drag-n-drop, etc.
    You can even extend the platform with XBlocks (edX plugins) or LTI-compatible tools.

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  • Incremental publishing lets you make instant changes

    Included in all plans

    Instant publishing to the web when you want it, incremental release when it makes sense. Found a typo? No problem. When you want, your changes go live when you click Save. When you have finished a section, pick when you want it to go live and Studio takes care of the rest. Build your course incrementally.

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  • Work in teams / work visually

    Included in all plans

    Co-authors have full access to all the same authoring tools. Make your course better through a team effort. Work visually and see exactly what your students will see. Reorganize all your content with drag and drop.

Theming and administering Open edX is a breeze with Tahoe

From our experience working with Open edX customers from all over the world, we observed two main points of friction: the initial theming of the site to match the organization’s branding and the ongoing editing of text and other visual elements. So we built an easy-to-use theme and page editor to put the power and control back into the hands of our customers.

  • Theme editor

    Included in all plans

    Using the web-based Tahoe visual theme editor, you have total control over the look-n-feel and branding of your Open edX. Drag-n-drop your logo, pick your organization’s colors from a palette, select which font you want and easily add new menu items to the header and footer of your site. You’ll have your site themed in no time - no technical skills required.

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  • Page editor

    Included in all plans

    In addition to the theme editor, Tahoe also provides a visual page editor that lets you customize all elements of the top level pages of your site (you’ll still use Studio for authoring course content). Create multi-column layouts, upload background images, add headings and paragraphs of text, call-to-action buttons, video popups and more!

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  • Templates to get you started

    Included in all plans

    Included in the page editor are starter templates that provide you with professionally designed pages where you can simply “fill in the blanks” with your content. No more staring at a blank screen and not being able to know where to start!

  • User management

    Included in all plans

    Adding new users is simple to do from the users management screen provided by Tahoe. When you add the user here, they will also get immediate access to the LMS and Studio (the course authoring tool provided by Open edX). In the future, we’ll provide more granular control over which users have which permissions in the system.

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  • Analytics to monitor learner performance and improve curriculum

    /Included in some plans, option in others

    Every click and interaction that a learner makes is tracked, so you can get the full picture on how your learners are doing, how they are engaging with your content and which learners are at risk and need more help. Generate reports for grades, engagement, performance, demographic and videos and download them for further analysis.