Learners are more likely to not only start but also complete an entire course when they have start and due dates assigned to the course and to the course content. These start and due dates help provide accountability.
Start dates are helpful if you want a course to start on a set date, release content a week at a time, or not allow access to a lesson before a certain date.
If you set a due date on a step, your group will receive a reminder about that project three hours before it is due and another reminder if they are late. Accountability is often the key to completion.
Watch how to add start or due dates to a lesson or learning step: