2. What is Open Learning XML?

OLX (open learning XML) is the XML-based standard used to build courses for the edX Platform.

With OLX, you can:

  • Move content between instances of Open edX.
  • Create course content outside of edX Studio, including by conversion from other content formats.
  • Ensure content remains free of proprietary encoding and allow portability.

2.1. XML Resources

OLX is based on XML. XML, or Extensible Markup Language, is a set of rules for creating documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine- readable.

To work with OLX, you should have a strong understanding of XML. This document presumes you understand XML and can use tools to create and edit XML files.

For a primer on XML, see the Wikipedia XML entry .