We encourage you to plan and follow a strict schedule to ensure completion of your self-paced course within the allotted five months. We have developed the five-step process below to help you create a customized course timeline.
A printable PDF version is also available.
How to Build a Customized Timeline for Completing Your Self-Paced Course
Set your course completion date.
When do you want/need the course grade on a UT transcript? ________________
It is always a good idea to consult with your academic advisor when considering these
questions and choosing your dates. For example: Is this your last semester? Do you need this course to graduate? Are you taking this course as a prerequisite for another course?
Determine your target final exam date.
Plan to take your final two weeks before you need the credit on a UT transcript. ________________
Establish your target midterm exam date, if applicable.
If your course has a midterm, divide the time remaining until your final exam date in half. This is when you should plan to take the midterm exam.
Divide the weeks until your target final exam date by the number of modules in your course:
_______________ This will tell you how many weeks you have to complete each module
Review the number and type of assignments in each module, set individual due dates and get started on your coursework!
Computer-graded assignments are graded immediately, while instructor-graded assignments can take up to 3 business days for you to receive a grade and feedback.