Information such as your course start date and duration, as well as other important dates for the course, are available in several places.
For information about how to start a course, see How do I start my course?
The Course About Page
If you search for a course in the course catalog then click the course thumbnail, you will view the course introduction page.
The start and end date will show on the session selection button:
(If the course is self-paced the start date will show as today)
If more than 1 session is available, the most relevant will be selected by default but you may choose from any available session:
Before you enroll in a course, the course length is posted on the course About page on the right hand side details next to Length. If you enroll in the free audit track, you will have access to the course for that length in weeks. You can read more about the verified vs audit enrollment tracks here.
After you enroll in a course, the course start date is visible on your dashboard under the course name. If the course has not started yet, the View Course button will not be available.
Depending on your time zone, the course may start a little later than you expect. If your course is not available the first time you try to access the course, try again later on that day.
The Course Homepage
When you select View Course or Resume Course from the dashboard, you will find your course homepage. You can view upcoming deadlines and the final course end date on the right hand side details under Important Dates. When the end date is approaching soon, it will be posted there. The course end date will be labelled Course ends.