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Quizzes: Add a timer to a quiz

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If you would like to limit how much time a user has to complete your quiz, you can set a timer. This will allow you to specify how long (in minutes) a user has to complete and submit the quiz. If the user is unable to finish the quiz in the allotted time, their answers will not be submitted and they will see a message saying that time has run out.

When a user takes a quiz with a timer, it will display in the lower right corner of the page, across from the Submit button. If your quiz contains page breaks, the timer will display at the bottom of each page, across from the Next button.

Example of a timer on a quiz
Example of a timer on a quiz

If the timer expires before a user can submit the quiz, a message will appear on the page letting them know that time has run out, and they will be able to submit the quiz with what they've completed.

Message letting a user know the timer has expired
Example of an expired timer

To set a timer for your quiz:

  1. Edit the quiz.
  2. Click on the Quiz Options tab.
  3. Click on the Quiz Options panel to expand it.
  4. In the Timer field, enter the number of minutes a user will have to submit the quiz. (Enter 0 if you do not want to set a timer.)
  5. Click the Save Changes button.
Setting the timer for a quiz