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Quiz Timer


I have noticed that Quiz Timer does not appear for students when they are taking a timed quiz. How do they turn this feature on?

Timed Blackboard tests and quizzes generally display a timer to students in the status bar, but it will be blocked for students using IE 7 unless they make the following setting changes.

  1. Add the NIU Blackboard URL as a Trusted site. To do so, go to:
    • Tools click Internet Options click Security Tab click Trusted Sites [zone] and then click Sites
    • Enter: https://webcourses.niu.edu
    • Click on Add.
  2. Allow Status Bar Updates via Script. To do so, go to:
    • Tools click Internet Options click Security Tab click Trusted Sites [zone]click Custom Level click Allow Status Bar Updates via Script (under the scripting section).

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Last Updated: 09/28/2007