For now, all active Duke Extend courses have been moved to Sakai. “The new look for Extend has a clean, streamlined design that will allow us to create a more guided learning experience for students,” literally said Heather Hans, Learning Experience Designer.
The next release of the Open edX software is “Ironwood.” We are getting ready to start the release process. The first step is creating the open-release/ironwood.master branches in the appropriate repos. I plan to do this on Friday, January 18th.
Anything merged by that date will be part of Ironwood; anything merged after that date will have to wait for the next release.
A week or two after the branches are created, we will have a beta for everyone to test. Then after a few weeks of community testing, Ironwood will be officially released.
The release date is scheduled for March, by the 2019 Open edX Conference (March 26-29, San Diego).