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Scrolling Quiz Timer

Scrolling Quiz Timer

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

When students are taking a Quiz or Test through Canvas, there is a running timer that stays at the top throughout the test. Many students have recommended this timer follow them as they scroll down to each question for them to more easily see how much time is remaining.  This is especially helpful for tests that have essay questions, or are for an extended period of time where they will need to pace themselves with each question.

Comments from Instructure

This idea was completed with general availability of Quizzes.Next.  You can find more information about the overall project in the Quizzes.Next User Group.‌

  • Quizzes.Next is now available for all paid accounts.
  • Quizzes.Next documentation will live in the Quizzes.Next User Group until July 14, 2018. On July 14, 2018, all of the documentation will be moved to the Canvas Guides in the Canvas Instructor Guide or Canvas Student Guide
  • Quizzes.Next updates will be included in the Canvas Release Notes. This includes new features, updated features, and relevant fixed bugs. New and updated features will be deployed to Quizzes.Next near the same time as the Canvas release. Fixed bugs may be deployed at any time.
5 Comments
matthewmcginnis
Community Member

 @ccmgyf ‌ - I think this is a great idea. Having the timer always visible is pretty important for timed tests. An alternative (or an option) to this new feature idea could be a locked timer at the top, where everything else scrolls except the timer. Then the timer wouldn't have to "catch up" during scrolling.

jsparks
Instructure
Instructure

A feature similar to this is already built and delivered as a part of Quizzes.Next.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
This idea has been developed and is On Canvas Beta How do I access the Canvas beta environment?

For more information, check out the Quizzes LTI User Group

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas 

 

This idea was completed with general availability of Quizzes.Next.  You can find more information about the overall project in the Quizzes.Next User Group.‌

  • Quizzes.Next is now available for all paid accounts.
  • Quizzes.Next documentation will live in the Quizzes.Next User Group until July 14, 2018. On July 14, 2018, all of the documentation will be moved to the Canvas Guides in the Canvas Instructor Guide or Canvas Student Guide
  • Quizzes.Next updates will be included in the Canvas Release Notes. This includes new features, updated features, and relevant fixed bugs. New and updated features will be deployed to Quizzes.Next near the same time as the Canvas release. Fixed bugs may be deployed at any time.
barish_golland
Community Member

Yes that's great but Quizzes Next still doesn't have feature parity with Quizzes 1.0 and missing some critical features. Our university is still having to use Quizzes 1.0 with large BYOD in-class exams, so the lack of a scrolling timer with questions displayed all at once gets very annoying for students. They have to scroll up to see the timer, and if it's a final exam with 100 questions, that's quite inconvenient.