A course is defined as a series of Classes that has a set start and end date and will typically have the same class times over either a few days or a few weeks.
There are 2 components to this you will need to set up: Class times on the Schedule and a Plan so you can sell and register users against it.
Add your Course times to the Schedule
From the calendar, click on the first day of your course.
Create a new class (set to recurring)
Remove the recurring series by clicking on the class after the last class, edit, and delete all future classes. (so members know class is finished and doesn't continue forever)
Create a Plan under Plans section. This is so people can register for the course. They can also use this to check-in against.
Select Plans Menu.
Select 'Create New Plan' from the right rail menu.
Add Name, Description, and Additional Info (optional)
Select 'Non-Recurring' for the Type.
Fill out the rest of the parameters depending on how you want to manage monthly recurring members.
The Schedule and Plan components are not linked in any way. However, you need to utilize both to educate, sell and check members in.
3. Selling Plan
Now, use the Landing Page link to sell the plan from your website, Facebook or another social channel you utilize.
Click on 'View Page' under Landing Page from the button on the right rail.
Set 'Optional Start Date' to the day you want the Course to start.
Use the 'View Landing Page' link to distribute
Note: Setting the date here does not save the date for the plan, this is setting the date for the link you're creating.