MegaUni’s Platform Architecture
Open edX is the open-source platform co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. According to the Boston Globe,
Open edX technology is adopted
such as UC Berkeley, Georgetown, and Stanford, and companies such as
Partners HealthCare and Microsoft
Students and teachers can engage with this software platform in an interactive, modular manner.
It promotes active learning with video snippets, interactive components, and game-like experiences.
The MegaUni platform is based on the open-source Open edX Lilac project. The team decided to develop on this platform because of its flexible engine.
Below, we will briefly explain the platform’s architecture simply as possible.
The key components of the Open edX architecture include the Learning Management System (LMS),
front end, course browsing, course structure, studio, discussions, analytics, and search.
We relied on the most important Open edX software applications in our work process:
the LMS and Content Management System (CMS) called Studio.
The MegaUni platform was built on the Open edX version Lilac, released in June 2021,
and includes several new features for learners, course teams, and developers.
Lilac was orchestrated by the Build, Test, Release working group of the Open edX community.
For the first time, it is recommended as an installation method that is entirely developed and
maintained outside of edX by the
Tutor. In addition to the existing native installation method,
Tutor provides a simplified and easier-to-maintain installation method.
It is open as the Open edX platform and licensed under the AGPL v3.
Open edX courses are organized into three levels: sections, subsections, and units.
Thus, lessons are composed of units called Xblocks, which can be written by anyone,
allowing educators and technologists to extend the set of components for their classes.