This information applies to Edge courses. If your course will run on edx.org, see The Publisher Course Run Creation Process.
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.
To set dates and times for the course in Studio, follow these steps.
EdX recommends that you verify all important dates in Studio one week before you plan to start the course.
On the Settings menu, select Schedule & Details.
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.
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.
You can advertise a start date for your course that is different from the course start date you set in the Schedule & Details page. You might want to do this if the exact start date is uncertain.
You can enter a specific date or a description. For example, you could advertise the start date as either “15 Oct 2016” or “Anytime, self-paced”.
To set an advertised start date in Studio, follow these steps.
On the Settings menu, select Advanced Settings.
Locate the Course Advertised Start Date field. The default value is
Enter the start date that you want learners to see for your course in MM/DD/YYYY format.
A date value entered in MM/DD/YYYY format appears to learners in DD Mon YYYY format. For example, 10/15/2016 appears as 15 Oct 2016.
Add quotation marks (
" ") before and after the start date value. An
Select Save Changes.
A message lets you know whether your changes were saved successfully.
If you do not change the default course start date (01/01/2030), and the
Course Advertised Start Date policy value is
null, no start date
appears for the course. Learners just see that the course has not yet started.
To set the pacing for your course, follow these steps.
You cannot change the course pacing after the course start date has passed.