Ideas

Alternative to timer flashing in their face

I have started to use the Extempore app for many at home quizzes, but students are stressing out about the screen going grey and flashing the numbers 3-2-1 in their face when they are about to be prompted to record (especially if they have already been given a parameter for a specific time to prepare a response). Is there a way that a count down timer could be less (literally ) in a student's face?

  • Isabel Janelli
  • Oct 17 2020
  • Will not implement
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    Sam Slagle commented
    23 Apr 01:50pm

    We didn't used to have the 3-2-1 so in their faces and this was added after feedback stating that students weren't aware that the recording had started.

    Do you think the way the 3-2-1 countdown should function the way it does today when the "Time to Review" ends so that it's clear to students that the recording is starting? I can see when students click "Record" that the 3-2-1 delay after they expect the recording to begin could be the stressful. I just want to make sure we're considering both scenarios.

  • Linda Froehlich commented
    22 Apr 09:54pm

    I agree--I too find this a bit stressful.