Open edX XBlocks

Give your authors and students the features they need.

The following XBlocks have been reviewed by Appsembler.

The power of Open edX is that there are over 200 contributors to the platform. But that can be a challenge when building a learning site. How do you know which XBlocks to use? Which ones are a little easier than others to set up?

Appsembler is striving to remove all the guess work. The following XBlocks have all been reviewed by Appsembler, but may require additional investigation and customization before they can be deployed on your site:

3D Model Viewer A way to include and view 3D .obj models within a course.
Carousel Workspace Along with providing a multimedia carousel, focuses on embedding a separate url of a web-enabled workspace for hands-on activities.
Container Launcher Allows authors to embed a container launcher button that will spin up a student lab environment when the student clicks on the button.
Drag and Drop XBlock v2 Implements a friendly drag-and-drop style problem, where the learner has to drag items to zones on a target image.
Google Drive XBlock Enables embedding of Google Documents or Google Calendar within a course.
Image Explorer XBlock Allows you to use an image with hotspots in a course. When the student clicks a hotspot icon, tooltip containing custom content is displayed.
Image Modal XBlock A full-screen image modal XBlock.
LeaderBoard XBlock Allows course to display an arbitrary number of top scoring threads in an inline discussion, as well as top scores in a graded exercise.
Mathematica Cdf XBlock Visualize cdf (mathematica) files.
MUFI XBlock Transcibe manuscripts using MUFI font.
Office Mix Xblock Allows for the embedding of lectures hosted on Office Mix directly into a course.
Open Response Assessment Provides functionality for peer assessment, self assessment, student training.
Oppia Exploration Allows embedding of interactive explorations (Oppia explorations) within courseware.
Paella Video XBlock Visualize paella/matterhorn videos.
PDF XBlock (Alternative) Embed PDF with XBlock title and download buttons.
Peer Instruction XBlock Allows for implementation of Peer Instruction within Open edX.
Personality Test Course component that provides a personality test via IONISx.
Recommender XBlock Allow students to post resources for given problems, then discuss and vote on which resources are the most helpful.
SchoolYourself XBlock Display School Yourself (SY) content – interactive math explorations.
Video JS XBlock Use Video.js HTML5 player instead of the default one.
Word Cloud Tool In a word cloud, students enter words into a field in response to a question or prompt. The words that all of the students enter then appear instantly as a colorful graphic, with the most popular responses appearing largest.
XBlock-Poll Enables a course author to create survey/poll elements to get feedback from students. Poll XBlocks have one question, and a series of answers. Survey XBlocks have several questions.
Staff Graded Assignment Allows students to upload files to be graded by course staff. (Appsembler implementation fee required.)

(Appembler makes no guarantee that these XBlocks work as advertised "out of the box". Some customization and implementation fees might apply.)

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