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edX E-Learning Course Development by Matthew A. Gilbert

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Creating problems with edX's editors

Now that you're familiar with Studio, what problems you create in it and how they will look to your students, let's review how to create a problem using the two available editor tools: Simple Editor and Advanced Editor.

With the Simple Editor you can edit problems without needing to know XML, the backbone of edX's functionality. There are templates for common problem types such as multiple-choice and text input along with a user-friendly toolbar that you can use to format text in your problem.

Offering more functionality, the Advanced Editor converts your problem to XML, which you can then edit. Also, much like the Simple Editor, the Advanced Editor provides several problem templates. But, it is important to ...

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