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How do I set up a continuous enrollment course?

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Ryan Richins
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Let your students guide their own pace with continuous enrollment courses

Continuous enrollment courses are self-paced courses for which completion is usually indicated by completion of certain activities rather than by the ending of a semester or other timeframe.

When you set up a continuous enrollment course, Buzz automatically schedules suggested due dates for all gradable activities to provide students with a guideline. The suggested due dates are based on:

  • The sequence of activities in the Curriculum Map or Editor (the Editor is an alternative to the Curriculum Map; see Notes, below).
  • The number of non-gradable activities between gradable activities.
  • The weight of each activity.
  • Any blackout dates that have been specified.
  • The number of days and date range assigned to the course.  

Select continuous enrollment at course creation

When creating a course, you have the option to make it continuous enrollment. See step 6 in the following articles:

Enable continuous enrollment in an existing course

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select Settings in the toolbar.
  3. Check the Continuous box in the Scheduling section of the General tab.
  4. Indicate the number of Days the course should last. Buzz uses this information to generate a suggested timeline.
  5. Save.
Enable continuous enrollment in an existing course

Configure continuous enrollment completion criteria

To set up completion criteria in a continuous enrollment course:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Select Settings in the toolbar and open the Gradebook tab.  
  3. Select the desired criterion from the list under Enrollment Completion:
    • Manual if you want to assess completion, yourself.
    • Automatic when all items are complete.
    • Automatic when all gradable items are complete.
    • Automatic when all items in this category are complete. Selecting this enables the Category dropdown where you choose the category you want completion to be based on. It also enables you to indicate whether you want to Require course passing score in addition to completing the category.
  4. Save.
Configure continuous enrollment completion criteria

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Shane Foglesong

This is a great feature! Do the due dates update if a student falls behind or works ahead? If not, is there a way to cause this to happen?

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