MOOCs are quite well-known internationally. The development of the MOOC has even taken place rapidly in various countries. However, MOOCs in Indonesia do not seem to be popular or growing. This study aims to evaluate one of MOOC platforms, edX, in the Indonesian context involving 279 participants mostly from Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi). The evaluation is only done on free courses, and is based on instructional design and interaction design principles: Gagne's Nine Levels of Learning and Chickering, Gamson's Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of the Interface Design. The results of this study indicate that assessing performance (Gagne's Nine Levels of Learning) and emphasizing time on task (Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education) have not been fully implemented by edX. Alternative design recommendations are proposed to improve the edX website based on the principles that have not been met.