Our university has 15 week sessions and 8 week sessions within each given term. We are trying to figure out the best method to use term dates so that students cannot participate in their 2nd 8 week courses until the course starts, but we want them to be able to see the course before the course officially begins.
Right now, we do not publish any course (regardless of 15 week or 8 week format) until 3 days before the course begins. This is not an efficient method because we have had many problems with it in the past. What is the best way to use term and course dates and publishing to achieve this? (I can provide more information if needed).