Adding a Timer to Your Workspace

Learn about the Timer feature. Click to play the video.

Set time-bound visual and audible alerts in a workspace with timers. Public timers can be visible to everyone in the workspace or you can set personal timers. The timer’s countdown displays at the top of your workspace, keeping collaborators on track during group brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other time-bound tasks.

Adding a timer to a workspace

  1. Select :add_content: (Add content) from the workspace toolbar.

  2. Select :timer: (Timer).

  3. The Timer window opens. Set your preferred timer duration, adjusting minutes and second.

  4. The Audio alert toggle is on by default, meaning the timer produces an audible chime when the time is up. You can disable the audio alert by toggling off the feature.

  5. The Public toggle is on by default, meaning the timer will be visible to everyone in the workspace. Members with an Editor workspace role can adjust the timer.

    You can hide the timer by clicking the toggle to the left “off” position. Once set, this timer will display as a personal timer.

  6. Select Start timer when you’re ready.

  7. The timer displays at the top left of the workspace.

    The timer will count down from your set length of time. When it reaches the end, the timer turns blue and will produce an audible chime (if enabled). The timer will disappear on its own once a minute has elapsed after its end.

    Note: A timer will continue to run even if you leave the workspace.

To remove the timer immediately, click the timer, then click End. You can also click Restart to set the same timer again.

Note: You can set up to 2 timers in a workspace to display at one time, a Public timer and a Personal timer. If both are activated, two timers will appear at the top left of your workspace, differentiated by color.

Editing a Timer

You may edit a Timer once the countdown has begun.

To edit a Timer:

  1. Select the Timer at the top of the workspace. The Timer’s tray appears.

  2. Select Pause to temporarily pause the timer.

  3. Select Restart to set the same timer again.

  4. Select +1 minute or +5 minutes to add more minutes to the timer.

  5. Select End to cancel the timer.

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