Setting item duration

IMPORTANT: Item duration is only available in HTML subject items. You cannot set item durations for Introduction Pages or Finish Pages.

When creating items for delivery in HTML tests, you can set an item-level timer. This determines how much time candidates have to respond to the item. Item timers are separate from test timers.

In delivery, a progress bar and timer show candidates how long they have until the next item is presented. The countdown begins when the item has fully loaded. When the time expires, candidates are automatically moved to the next item.

This article explains how to set up item duration for HTML subject items.

NOTE: Item durations are designed for use in untimed forward only tests.
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1. Open the item duration settings

To set up the duration of your item, select Edit Item Duration under Edit item settings and tags.

2. Set up item duration

By default, Item Duration is set to Untimed. This means candidates can spend as long as they want on the item, excepting any test or section timers that might also be in effect on the test form.

Select Timed to enable the item timer.

Edit Duration offers four timer presets of one minute (1m), three minutes (3m), five minutes (5m), and ten minutes (10m).

You can enter your own timer value in mm:ss format in the Custom field. The Custom value must be between 00:01 and 99:59.

Item Timer Delay determines whether the item duration timer starts as soon as the item is fully loaded (None) or if the timer only starts when the item’s attached video or audio media finishes playing (Start when media ends).

When you have configured your item duration settings, select Save Changes to apply the timer to your item.

Further reading

Now you know how to set up item duration timers, read the following articles for more information on setting up items: