How to Create a Timed Quiz

 

With ProProfs Quiz Maker, you can allot maximum time to complete the whole quiz or set a time for each question. The feature lets you prevent cheating on your quiz and allows quiz takers to set aside time for taking the quiz.


You can also adjust the date and time settings to disallow attempts on your quiz after a specific date.

 

Watch this quick video guide to learn about timed quizzes.

 

 

Or continue reading to learn it step-by-step.

 

Benefits of creating a timed quiz:

 

  • Prevent cheating by not giving quiz takers enough time to find answers from books or the internet

  • Keep the quiz takers informed about the time spent answering questions

 

Here’s what a timed quiz will look like:

 

Preview of a Timed Quiz

 

In this article, you’ll learn:

 

1. How to Set a Maximum Time Limit on Your Quiz

2. How to Set Time Per Question In A Quiz

 

 How to Set a Maximum Time Limit on Your Quiz

 

Step 1: Navigate to the ‘Settings’ from the Quiz Maker dashboard.

 

Navigating to Quiz Settings

 

Step 2: Under the ‘General’ tab, locate ‘Time to Complete Quiz.’ Click on the dropdown arrow and select ‘Set max quiz time.’

 

Setting maximum quiz time limit

 

Step 3: Set the total quiz time from the dropdown.

 

Setting the total quiz time


Step 4: Click ‘Save’ to finalize the changes.

 

 How to Set Time Per Question In A Quiz

 

Step 1: Click on the dropdown arrow to select the ‘Set time per question.’ A pop-up window will open.

 

Selecting the setting to Set time per question

 

Step 2: You can set a standard time limit for every quiz question or select a specific time limit for each question in the pop-up window by toggling to the desired option.

 

Setting a common time limit or specific time limit for Quiz questions

 

Step 3: Click ‘Save’ to secure the changes.

 

Saving the time limit settings

 

Important Points:

1. The quiz should not be less than 15 seconds when you want to “Set time per question.”

 

2. “Set time per question” will only work for the presentation “One Question per page.”

 

Selecting the correct presentation of Questions

 

3. The “Allow learner to jump to any question” setting won’t work. You have to keep it off.

 

Managing the jump to any question setting

 

That is all about creating a timed quiz.

 

 

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