5. Understanding Course Content Availability and SchedulingΒΆ

When you begin a course, on the Course page you can see the sections of the course content in the course navigation pane. You can view the sections in the course, select each one to view its subsections, and select the subsections to view the course material .

In some courses, all of the sections of the course content are visible in the course navigation pane when you open the course for the first time. In other courses, additional content becomes available as you work, either because it was scheduled for release on a specific date, or because you completed required content that allowed you to proceed to further content.

  • In some courses, the course team schedules the dates on which the sections of the course content are available to you. On the date that the course team chooses, the course content appears in the course navigation pane.
  • Course teams might make course content unavailable at certain points in the course. For example, after an assignment’s due date has passed, or after the end date of a self-paced course, the assignment might no longer be available.
  • Some courses include content that has prerequisite sections. Prerequisite sections require that you complete other, previous sections before they become available. The course team sets a minimum score that you must earn in the problems of a prerequisite section in order to display the following sections.

Not all courses include scheduled course content or prerequisites. Your course might display all of the course content in the course navigation pane as soon as you begin taking it.

If you do not see the course content that you expect, you can check for information about the course schedule and content prerequisites on the course Home page or course discussions.