When you are creating a course (Seeing Adding Courses for help if needed), you will have the option to make it a Continuous or Ranged Course
A Continuous course is used if you are intending to have students taking the course at various times a year and you don’t want to specify exact due dates for the assignments. If a course is set as continuous, it will automatically set due dates for assignments based upon a student’s enrollment date.
For example, say John Smith enrolls on September 16th and Jane Doe enrolls on Sept 20th. If John’s first assignment is due September 21st, Jane’s first assignment will be due September 25th.
A Ranged course will have a specific Start Date and a specific End Date. This means that you can specify exactly when an assignment is due. For information on how to set due dates, see the Editor Tool > Scheduling section.
BEST PRACTICE is to have a course set as a Ranged course. This allows you to have more control of the course. You’ll have a course based on a term or by who the teacher is, which is much simpler to track. Additionally, you’ll be able to properly close a course and start a new one, which ensures that each new course is pulling all the most up-to-date information from our resources.
Once you click Create you will then see the course listed on your Courses page.