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Dashboard Item: Countdown Timer

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A countdown timer is a simple way to keep your users informed of upcoming deadlines or key events.


Kahootz Tip: Read this KB article for tips on adding items using our interactive dashboard builder. 

To add a countdown timer onto your dashboard:

  1. Open the Dashboard.
  2. Click the 'Configure' cogwheel icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click 'Add item' and select 'Countdown Timer' from the drop-down menu.
  4. Provider a 'Name/title' for your timer.
  5. Enter your 'End date and time' along with choosing to 'Show seconds' or not.
  6. Select the 'Colour' for the timer and also the 'Background' colour.
Note: The colours are set so you can create consistent workspace designs. However, if you’re a Kahootz Enterprise client, and have your own branded website, we can set up custom colours for you. Please contact support for more information.

7. Then there are 3 boxes if you would like to add text to your timer/display.
> Content to display above the timer.
596479QGAZYGWJBCZCQZA0-1552580952361.png> Content to display before the timer expires.
596480MKPDJABWSWYCCGK0-1552580982570.png> Content to display after the timer expires.

8. Minimise the pop-up 'Edit panel' window.

9. If created in the wrong section, drag & drop to the correct place.

10. Click 'Save.'

Kahootz Tip:  To use a third party countdown timer instead, please review this KB 'applet' article.
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