Timer in Story line

Aug 27, 2014


I am trying to add a Timer function in storyline that is the same as the Timer that was created in Articulate Presenter.

In the picture below you can see how the Timer in Articulate Presenter looks, the Timer also stops when the user pauses the player.

What I want to do is mirror the same look and functionality as the Timer in Presenter. I know and tried the Timer function in Storyline Question slide has a built in timer but I can't get it to work the same, it does not stop on pause and is located on the far right side of the player.

Any Advise?

9 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tom,

Unfortunately the Storyline quiz timer would be the only option currently. Some users have created custom timers, but they would not appear on the player itself.

Here are some discussions and examples that may help:

Here's How Easy It Is to Add a Time Limit to Your Storyline Quiz

storyline slide timer - E-Learning Heroes

Timer or count down that controls feedback? - E-Learning Heroes

Timer to use in Storyline - E-Learning Heroes - Articulate

Free Storyline file: pre-built, user-defined timer - E-Learning Heroes (not quite the same - but still pretty cool)

Hope that helps - and if you'd like to see changes to the built in Storyline player, please feel free to share your thoughts here.

Amy Adair-Gregory

forgive me for adding to an expired feed but my question goes right along with this one.  I have a quiz as a scene inside of a module.  Only the slides that are part of the quiz are selected, and i've selected begin timer with first question.  The problem i am running in to is that it is beginning the timer at the beginning of the entire project, not the initial quiz slide.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

No apologies necessary - that's why we keep threads live. 

Do you have more than one results slide included in your course?  I know of a current issue where multiple results slides are using the same timer throughout (and therefore you see it across more than just the designated slides) Are you using Storyline 1or 2? I also just wanted to confirm that you're adding it as shown here as a part of the results slide.  If you're still having difficulty I think we may need to take a look at the .story file to see how it's set up? 

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