Setting up your Open edX course summary (Course About) page

The course overview page (aka, Course About page) is an important part of introducing your course to prospective students. It is a source of pertinent information about your course and is completely editable. Here's a general overview: 

The Course Summary page for an unregistered student looks something like this 

It's probably safe to say that your course summary page will be a bit more stylized than this one. Especially with Appsembler, you can have a completely customized theme here the fits into your organization's branding.

To edit your course summary page, start from edX Studio, and navigate to the Schedule & Details page (beneath the Settings drop-down menu).

Scroll down to the "Introducing Your Course" section, and you will find a place to edit what is seen on the Course Summary page.

Notice the "Course Overview" section is a completely HTML-based editor. This gives a lot of freedom, but it can be a little tricky if you're not familiar with HTML. Thankfully there are plenty of resources online to get you going: 

  • If you want to learn HTML, we recommend giving  Codecademy a shot. 
  • If you'd rather simply have a website convert your content to HTML, that can easily be done as well, via an HTML converter like or

This section is also where you can add or change your course image and intro video. 

Course Intro Videos are added by the YouTube video ID. If you are unsure, the video ID on a YouTube video is the part that comes after the = sign. 

Finally, the bottom of the page offers a place to set course requirements, enable an entrance exam, and select the default license for course content.