User Guide: Creating a lesson with a timed question using the multiple choice template

When editing a lesson in the authoring tool, content admins and instructional designers have the option of setting a timer on interactive templates. Setting a timer restricts the amount of time learners have to answer a question within a template. In this step by step guide, we will walk you through how to add a time limit to a multiple choice template.

  1. Once you’ve logged in to, select Courses in the top left hand corner. This will take you to the courses page, where you can organise and edit your content.

  2. Select an existing course, or create a new course by selecting Create a new course in the top right.

  3. From the course page, choose an existing lesson title or select Create a new lesson.

  4. Select Edit lesson content on the right side of the page. This will launch the authoring tool for this particular lesson.

  5. Once in the authoring tool, select Add a new slide in the bottom right hand corner of the page. This will open the Template Library.
  6. Select the Multiple Choice category, scroll down and select the Multiple Choice template.

  7. Fill in the blank fields with the content of your choice.

  8. When your content is added, scroll down to last section titled Timer.
  9. By default there is no time limit. Set timer limit to your liking. Generally around 15 seconds works well for most templates. The timing for each template is in milliseconds. Use a positive number and check the lesson preview. Read the question slowly to ensure you have given your learners enough time to complete the slide.

  10. Make sure you save any changes before leaving the authoring tool.

That’s it! You can use these instructions to add a timer to any interactive template.