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As an instructor, you can create learning plans for individual students. Pace Plan templates are used to assign due dates to students based on the date they start the course.
- Course content must be in modules.
- Course sections must be added prior to updating section master plans.
- Course sections inherit pacing from the master plan but each section can have its own pace plan.
- Plans cannot be published or re-published if there are a negative number of unassigned days left.
- Students must be enrolled in the course.
View Student Template Plan
To open an individual student's plan, click the Student Plans button . In the Plan drop-down menu, select a student .
A message is displayed if a student plan is linked to a template plan .
To edit the plan length, enter dates in the Start Date field  and End Date field . You can also use the Weeks  or Days  fields to set a plan length. The dates you select provide projected due dates for the plan.
To skip Saturday and Sunday, select the Skip Weekends checkbox . To require students to complete the course by the specified end date, select the Require Completion by Specified End Date checkbox . To divide the course content by weeks, select the Divide into Weeks checkbox .
Note: To select the Require Completion by Specific End date checkbox, you need to specify an end date before the checkbox can be selected.
Require Students to Complete Course by Specified End Date
If you select the Require Completion by Specified End Date checkbox, you need to click the Yes, I Confirm button.
When selected, this feature uses pacing dates from the plan as weighted assignment values. Student pace plans then use those weighted values to calculate a pace to ensure the student finishes the assignments by the specified end date. This provides students who enroll further ahead of the end date more time to complete the assignments and students who enroll closer to the end date less time to complete assignments.
Change Projected Due Dates
To change the projected due dates, click the Up or Down arrow icons . The projected due dates automatically update .
To know how many assignments need pacing, view the total number of unassigned days based on the plan length and other rules .
To link assignments so that the amount of days per assignment and projected due date are the same, click the Link icon . The day counter and projected due date remain the same as long as they stay linked to the same assignment .
Pause Student Plan
To pause a student plan, click the Pause Plan button.
To confirm the student plan pause, click the Yes, I confirm button. When you pause a student plan, the plan removes due dates for all assignments due after the day you pause the plan that the student has not yet submitted. All previous due dates remain intact. To restore student dates, the plan must be resumed.
Re-Publish Student Plan
You can view the number the unassigned days, items remaining, and average days per item . To re-publish the plan, click the Re-publish Plan button .
Note: Re-publishing a student plan allows you to choose how the student's existing plan is impacted by changes made to a pacing plan that the student may have already started.