External Grader and Hawthorn.2 release

Dear All,

I am running an OpenEDX Hawthorn.2 release on AWS and I would like to know if it is possible to use the External Grader (10.14. External Grader — Building and Running an edX Course documentation) with this version.

If it is possible, please let me know, otherwise it would be great if someone pointed me to a similar solution for my release.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,


Hi @kstefan !

Yes, Hawthorn supports external grading – this feature has been in Open edX for a long time. There are some limitations though, and you’ll have to run your own grader as a separate service.

I prepared this document for one of our clients back in 2020: XQueue/External Grader Features and Setup. Let me know if you have any questions?

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Dear @jill,

thank you for your quick response.

I am following your guide and if I face any issues, I will contact you.

Thank you again in advance.

Best Regards,