Timers


With the ‘Timers’ feature you can control the length of time a learner is allowed to spend on any page or section of your project.

This means you can now have timed assessments, that really turn up the heat on your learners!

Timers are not restricted to assessments, you could also use timers to create an animated series of pages and audio, or maybe something we’ve not even thought of yet!

To use the timers feature on a page:

On the page you wish to edit open the ‘Page settings’ menu.

Move to the ‘Time limits’ tab.

In the section that says MM:SS add the amount of time that you wish to limit your learner to, for instance 00:02 is 2 seconds.

Now press the redirect button and choose a page you would like to redirect to, for example a ‘fail’ or ‘time out’ page.

Once you’re happy, hit ‘Save page settings’.

You can also set a timer for a whole chapter, for instance this would be handy if you wished to create an assessment that was limited to 1 hour.

To use the timers feature on a chapter:

Firstly set up a section of your course as a chapter by opening the ‘Page settings’ menu and pressing the ‘Is this page the start of a new chapter?’ tickbox.

Move to the ‘Time limits’ tab.

In the lower section that says: ‘IF this page is the start of a new Chapter, you can set a time limit and redirect for the whole chapter here’ add the amount of time that you wish to limit your learner to and choose a page you wish to redirect them to.

Once everything’s in place, press ‘Save page settings’.

Showing a timer in your course

You can show your timers in a page by using ‘Clips’.

You will want to use the ‘Time on page’ or ‘Time in current chapter’ options for this:

Time on page - This will show how long you have left on the page you are (if you have set up a timer on that page).

Time in current chapter - This will show how long you have left in the chapter (if you have set up a timer on that chapter).