Open edX XBlocks available in Tahoe

The following XBlocks are available to customers of the Appsembler Tahoe SaaS platform. Over time, documentation linked externally on this page will be rewritten to be more user-friendly for our customers and provided on this site instead. If you want to know more about enabling or using any of these XBlocks, simply contact support.

Appsembler Enterprise customers should refer to  the Enterprise XBlock directory instead

Name Description Documentation XBlock Key
(In Advanced Settings)
Completion Allows a learner to mark an activity as complete and earn a mark for their progress chart. Open edX Documentation - Completion done
Google Document Enables embedding of Google Documents within a course. google-document 
Google Calendar Enables embedding of a Google Calendar within a course google-calendar
LTI Consumer This XBlock implements the consumer side of the LTI specification enabling integration of third-party LTI provider tools. lti_consumer
Poll Enables a course author to create polls in course materials. Poll XBlocks have one question. Open edX Documentation - Poll Tool

Similar to a poll, but allows you to ask many questions with the same answer options, instead of just one. Open edX Documentation - Survey Tool
Free-text Response 
XBlock to capture a free-text response freetextresponse
Staff Graded Assignment Allows learners to upload a file for manual staff grading. Inserting the Staff Graded Assignment (SGA) XBlock in Open edX edx_sga
Container Launcher Used with Appsembler's  Virtual Labs product. For more info on this, contact support, or check out our Virtual Labs documentation. Adding a Virtual Labs project to your Open edX course
PDF Simplifies embedding a PDF in a page. pdf
Peer instruction The Peer Instruction learning system provides students with in class opportunities to discuss questions and arrive at a deeper understanding of concepts. The peer instruction tool emulates this classroom experience for the learners in an online course. Open edX Documentation - Peer Instruction ubcpi
Problem Builder The problem builder provides an increased range of problem options for posing more varied questions problem-builder
Step builder The step builder allows you to ask questions in a sequence rather than listing them down a page. It's very similar in usage to the Problem builder, and that's because it's made by the same people step-builder
SCORM The SCORM XBlock enables you to embed SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 packages into your Open edX courses Enabling the SCORM XBlock

Enabling these XBlocks

To quickly enable all of these XBlocks, go in Studio to Settings and Advanced Settings and paste the following into the Advanced Modules field at the top of the page as pictured below. Ensure you Save changes once you're done.

Note: We don't recommend enabling every single XBlock on each course you make, these aren't enabled by default for a reason. Once you've tried these out, choose the XBlocks that you need for each course and just enable those, you can always add the others later.