Cohort courses are designed to be self-paced, so you can take them on your own time within the course dates. We provide recommended due dates throughout the course to help keep you on track, but they are not mandatory deadlines. The only hard deadline is the final day of the course. All assignments are due at the end of the course in order to receive an IDEO U Certificate of Completion.
A good best practice is to start the course the day it opens and complete your lessons one week at a time. Submitting your assignments on the recommended deadline will not only help keep you on track to complete the course on time, but will also give you time to iterate on your work based on the feedback of your peers.
For self-paced courses, assignments are due prior to your final date of access.