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 class to start on a set date, release content a week at a time, or not allow access to an assessment or project before a certain date.
Due dates are helpful for live webinar events, assessments, or for that major project that you've asked your students to submit. If you set a due date on a step, your students will receive a reminder about that project 3 hours before it is due and another reminder if they are late. Accountability is often the key to completion.
Watch how to create a group or class on a schedule:
Watch how to add start or due dates to a lesson or learning step:
Below is how a course with a start date will look to a student. They will not be able to access the material until the start date for the course:
Here is how a lesson and a learning step with a start date will look to a student: