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Significant events module for Open edX

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edx-milestones (milestones) is a Django application which manages significant Course and/or Student events in the Open edX platform.


  • A Milestone represents an event which can occur for a student while interacting with the Open edX platform.

  • Relationships can be created between courses or individual sections of course content (referred to collectively as course entities going forward) and a Milestone. A relationship can indicate that a course entity either requires or fulfills a given Milestone.

  • Student milestone fulfillment status can be recorded and queried.

  • An example feature which Milestones supports is Pre-requisite Courses:

    • Course author selects Course 101 in Studio as a pre-requisite of Course 102
      • Studio:
        • Makes call to Milestones service API
      • Milestones:
        • Creates a new generic Milestone A for Course 101
        • Indicates that Course 101 fulfills Milestone A
        • Indicates that Course 102 requires Milestone A
    • Student Smith completes Course 101
      • LMS:
        • Makes call to Milestones service API
      • Milestones:
        • Pulls the list of milestones fulfilled by Course 101 (set includes Milestone A)
        • Indicates that Student Smith has accomplished Milestone A
    • Student Smith attempts to access Course 102
      • LMS:
        • Uses Milestones service API to compare Course 102 milestone requirements against Student Smith's milestones
        • Grants Student Smith access to Course 102

Standalone Testing and Quality Check

    $ make quality
    $ make test

Open edX Platform Integration

How to Contribute

Contributions are very welcome please see our CONTRIBUTING file for more information -- it also contains guidelines for how to maintain high code quality, which will make your contribution more likely to be accepted.

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