Timed Tests

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If your instructor/leader chose a timed test, the scheduled time will be stated in the instructions before you begin the test.

You are notified of the instructor's/leader's choice of Timer Setting:

  • Auto-submit: Test saves and submits automatically when time expires no matter what question you are on.


  • Continue beyond the time limit: You receive no automatic penalty for continuing beyond the time limit, however, final scoring decisions are made by your instructor/leader. Talk to your instructor/leader if you have questions about this setting. The total time you spend on the test is recorded and available to your instructor/leader when the test is submitted.
Note: If you save and exit the test, the timer continues running.  For example, 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 test.
When the timer runs out with the auto-submit feature, the test saves and submits, and the Test Submitted page appears. Without auto-submit, a pop-up window appears with the choice to submit or continue.

While taking a test, the remaining time appears on a status bar. Click the arrows next to the timer to collapse or expand it.

Timer warnings 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 turns yellow. At 1 minute, the warning is red, and at 30 seconds, both the status bar and the warning are red. If the timer is collapsed, the color changes are not visible.