Course Builder - Custom Pacing Tab

Course Builder – Custom Pacing Tab

Pacing refers to how you want the course to unfold over a length of time. All cohorts are auto-paced by default. This means there will be one lesson per day. You can create a custom pacing if your course design is structured to have more than one lesson on any given day or more than one module in a week. Before publishing, it’s helpful to create the main type(s) of pacing you think you will use – though you can add more later as well. There are a few pacing modes to choose from. Follow the steps below to learn how.

First, ensure you are in the Custom Pacing tab.

Click on the tab. You will see a drop-down menu with three options:

Choose a pacing mode, and then click update. Then Create a New Pacing.

The pacing format on the next page will reflect the option you picked.

Not Paced is exactly as it sounds. It means your course is self-paced and participants can complete it whenever they would like, over an indeterminate length of time.

Module Pacing means that you’ve assigned a set amount of days for each module. Participants can complete as much or as little of the content on any given day, so long as it is complete by the end of that set amount of days.

Asset Pacing is the most common kind of pacing. You decide how many days are in a module and which activities participants should complete each day. This helps keep activities in smaller, more manageable chunks, and lets participants more easily manage their course load by day.

Not Paced - Select Not Paced and then click Update.  No further selections need to be made.

Module Pacing - When you choose Module Pacing, it takes you to the following page:

First, you’re asked to name your pacing – for example, Weekly Pacing – and to indicate the default number of days in each module. Regardless of what you put into this window, you must make sure the breakdown of each module reflects your choice.

For example, if your course is two weeks long and each module is one week:

Since all pacing assume a week is five days (no weekends) you would select 5 in Default Number of Days in Each Module – where 29 is the maximum and 1 is the minimum number of day you can choose – and then in the boxes below, you would make sure each module has 5 selected as its number of days as well. If you want to give certain modules more days but others only 5, you can use the drop down boxes in indicate that.

Once you are done, click Save.

Asset Pacing – To create Asset Pacing select Asset Pacing from the dropdown menu, click Update, then Create a New Pacing. The edit pacing page will look like this:

Name your pacing – for example, Daily Pacing – and select the default number of days in a module. As in the example, we select 5, as that is the length of a business week.

In each module, select the number of days again. You will see a row of radio buttons to select for each activity in the module. The number of buttons in each row corresponds to the number of days you selected.

For every activity you want to occur on Day 1, select the first radio button. For every activity you want to occur on Day 2, select the second radio button, and so on.

Typically, if you want an entire lesson on an individual day, you will select the corresponding radio button for each activity in that lesson.

Once you are done, click Save.

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