Work on a Timed Assignment

Some of your assignments might display the timed assignment icon timed icon to indicate that once you start the assignment, you will have only a limited amount of time to complete it.

  • Only start a timed assignment if you expect to be able to complete the entire assignment without interruption.
  • You cannot pause a timed assignment after you start it.
  • For timed assignments, the time you have to complete the assignment is always the lesser of the allotted time for the assignment and the time remaining until the assignment is due.
  1. From your Home or My Assignments page for a class, click the name of an assignment.

    If needed:

    • Read any notices.
    • Enter the assignment password.
    • Click Launch Assignment.
  2. If needed, click the timer bar at the bottom of the timer to show or hide the timer.

    When the assignment opens, the timer is displayed in the top right corner of your browser window.

    time left is 44 minutes and 39 seconds

    The timer bar at the bottom of the timer displays a graphical representation of the remaining time relative to the total time allowed for the assignment. Click the bar to collapse or expand the timer.

    collapsed time bar
  3. Work on the assignment questions and submit your responses.

    If you are working on the assignment when the time remaining for the assignment reaches zero, all of your responses are automatically submitted so you do not lose any points for unsubmitted responses. As with other assignments, if you sign out of WebAssign or close your browser, your answers are not automatically submitted.

Note After you start a timed assignment, the due date for the assignment indicates the date and time when the timer expires or the original assignment due date, whichever comes first. This lets you know the last time that you can submit the assignment.