6.3.3. Set the Course Run Schedule and Pacing in Studio

After you determine the start and end dates for a course run, and whether you want your course run to be self-paced or instructor-paced, you specify these settings on the Schedule & Details page in Studio.

For more information about determining how to schedule your course, see Scheduling a Course Run. Set Start and End Dates and Times in Studio

To set dates and times for the course and for course enrollment in Studio, follow these steps.


EdX recommends that you verify all important dates in Studio one week before you plan to start the course.

  1. On the Settings menu, select Schedule & Details.

  2. In the Course Schedule section, replace the placeholder dates and times with your own information.

    When you make changes on this page, a panel with options to save or cancel your work appears.

  3. Select Save Changes.


The times that you set are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). You might want to verify that you have specified the times that you intend by using a time zone converter such as Time and Date Time Zone Converter. Set Pacing for Your Course in Studio

Before you can use this feature to set up a self-paced course, it must be enabled using the Open edX Django admin panel. Follow these steps, or contact your Open edX site administrator for assistance.

  1. Log in to your Open edX Django Admin panel.
  2. In the Self_Paced section, locate Self paced configurations, and then select Add.
  3. Select the Enabled and Enable course home page improvements checkboxes.
  4. Select Save.

To set the pacing for your course, follow these steps.


You cannot change the course pacing after the course start date has passed.

  1. On the Settings menu, select Schedule & Details.
  2. Scroll down to the Course Pacing section.
  3. Under Course Pacing, select either Instructor-Paced or Self-Paced.
  4. Select Save Changes.