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Editing the Time-Out Preference

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network/Program Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

Note: School network staff and school staff can view the setting, but they cannot change it.

The Time-Out Preference allows you to specify the amount of time your students can spend on a single problem or on the whole practice or test.

The defaults are:

  • Time-Out per Practice or Test: 10 minutes
  • Time-Out per Problem: 30 seconds

This preference affects

  • MathsFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place (computer or tablet)
  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash RP SmartApplet

This preference does not affect

  • NEO 2 using the MathsFacts in a Flash (offline) SmartApplet
  • Responder
  • Renaissance Home Connect (computer or tablet)
  • All classroom preferences are copied (Mandatory Practice, Authorisation Password, Problem Format, Question Type, Time Targets, Time-Out and TOPS Report).
  • Exceptions to preferences are not copied.
  • What is an exception to a preference? Two preferences (Problem Format and Question Type) allow you to set the preference for all of the pupils in a class and also set it individually for one or more pupils. When you set one or both of these preferences for an individual pupil, it is known as an exception.

  • When copying classes, your school can also choose to copy the assigned teachers, assigned products and enrolled pupils.

For details, see Copying Classes from the Previous School Year in the Renaissance Place help, or see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.

To edit the Time-Out Preference:

  1. On the Home page, select MathsFacts in a Flash, then Preferences. The Preferences page opens.

  2. If necessary, select a school and class from the drop-down lists (above the preferences tables).
  3. Under Class Preferences, select Time-Out.
  4. The Time-Out Preference page opens.

  5. Make your changes.
  6. Change the maximum number of minutes you want to allow your students to spend on any one practice or test.

    Select the Minutes field, delete the existing limit and type the maximum number of minutes you want to allow your students to spend on any one practice or test.

    If the student times out, the program will stop the practice or test.

    Change the maximum number of seconds you want the student to spend on any one problem.

    Select the Seconds field, delete the existing limit and type the maximum number of seconds you want the student to spend on any one problem.

    If the student times out on a problem, it will be counted as:

    • Incorrect if the student has selected or entered the wrong answer or if the student has not selected any answer when the program times out.
    • Correct if the student has selected or entered the correct answer when the program times out.

    To return to the default setting (10 minutes for a test or practice and 30 seconds per problem), select Default.

  7. Select Save.