To help keep instructors on track with their course materials, pacing (previously known as scheduling) suggests when to start teaching different course materials in chronologically sequenced content units. When you pace a course, you define a start and end date for pacing content units evenly within the specified date range. The pace period can be modified at any time and is only visible to instructors (it does not affect when content is available to learners, this is controlled by the availability dates). It is useful for keeping to a set schedule and ensuring there is enough time to complete all materials in the allotted time.
The default date range is determined by the start and end date of the course. If no start and end date is set for the course, the start and end date of the semester is used.
- From the content area, click the Course options menu and select Pace Course.
- Set pacing dates. To turn off pacing dates, click X.
- Click Save.
Note: Pacing in an existing course does not copy over to a new course (it turns off in the new course). When availability and due dates are enabled in a course, pacing options and dates are hidden.