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Timed Assessments

If your instructor chooses a timed Assessment, the scheduled time is included in the instructions before you begin.

You will also be notified of the instructor's choice of Timer Setting, which determines whether the Assessment saves and submits automatically when time expires, or if you have the option to continue beyond the time limit.

There is no automatic penalty for continuing beyond the time limit, however, final scoring decisions are made by your instructor. Talk to your instructor if you have questions about this setting.

The total time you spend on the Assessment is recorded and available to the instructor when the test is submitted.

Note:  If you save and exit the Assessment, the timer continues running. If you start your test on Tuesday, save and exit it, then complete it on Thursday the timer will show that it took you 48 hours to complete the assessment.

If the auto-submit feature is selected, when the timer runs out, the test saves and submits and the Test Submitted page displays. If the option is not selected, a pop-up window will appear with the choice to submit or continue.

The remaining time appears on the Assessment page. Click the icon  next to the timer to collapse or expand it.

Timer warnings will appear when half the time, five minutes, one minute, and thirty seconds remain. When the remaining time reads 1 minute, 30 seconds, the status bar will turn yellow. At 1 minute, the warning will be red, and at 30 seconds, both the status bar and the warning will be red. If the timer is collapsed, the color changes will not be visible.