Cohort Setup - General Tab

Once your cohort is created you can begin to add specific details about the cohort by starting on the ‘Configure’ tab. To access the cohort, click on cohort name under Cohorts.

You will select the Pacing, Start Date and identify any Blackout Dates on the Configure tab.


Pacing is a structure that determines what lessons and activities are to be completed on what specific day. As you build a course, each lesson added to your course will be paced one day at a time. If your course design supports this structure you can leave the pacing set to auto-paced. If your course design is structured to have more than one lesson on any given day or more than one module in a week, you will need to select a custom pacing. This should have been created in the design phase.

Start Date

The start date should be Day 1 of your course - the first day of activities. This does not include any Welcome module activities. A pre-work module is not included in pacing.

Blackout Dates

There may be dates that you do not want participants to complete activities. This could be due to a holiday or a company meeting, for example. You can black out these days by clicking on the appropriate date on the calendar. Since this will alter the pacing it is important to review the schedule of activities after adding blackout dates to ensure the course is set up as desired, especially if there are events in the schedule.

Note – it will be helpful to toggle back to the end-user-view of the Cohort to check how the pacing, start date and blackout dates populate within your course.

Cohort Settings

There is an option on this page to allow participants to view the completion progress for all other participants. Checking this box allows participants to access the red, yellow, and green Module Completion bars and Participant Roster Report that typically only course administrators have access to.

Once you are done on the General tab, click Save to save your work. You can then move on to adding admins to the cohort. 

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