Time limit for surveys

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1 month 1 week ago #202095 by Anika___
Hey,

I have two questions:

Is it possible to set a time limit for an entire survey?
If not: Does anyone have experiences with setting a time limit within a group by group setting? Are there ways to display the timer (set up as a text-display question) at all times, even if I add 30 questions to the group?

From what I understand from threads here and from the manual, both things are not possible. However, I am not giving up hope yet:-)

This is the context:
We would like to deliver a short test via limesurvey; participants should answer 30 questions within 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, the survey should be automatically over and store the results. It would be good of participants could see the remaining time no matter where on the page they are...

Currently, we also have mandatory questions within the survey. We should probably change this, since I understand from posts and the manual that they could lead to problems in timed setting...).

Happy for any comments and ideas

Anika
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1 month 1 week ago #202117 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Time limit for surveys

Is it possible to set a time limit for an entire survey?


I don't think it is impossible, but you probably will need some custom code. I could imagine to save the start time within a hidden questions and then on each "page" (aka question group) you read this time and create your own timer via JS or something (not an expert on this, thus not of much help). Let's see if Tpartner has an idea.

But what is supposed to happen if the timer runs out?

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1 month 1 week ago #202131 by DenisChenu
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Maybe using an all in one page survey ?
And some css/js to show it question by quetsion.

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1 month 1 week ago #202134 by Anika___
Replied by Anika___ on topic Time limit for surveys

I don't think it is impossible, but you probably will need some custom code. I could imagine to save the start time within a hidden questions and then on each "page" (aka question group) you read this time and create your own timer via JS or something (not an expert on this, thus not of much help).


Thanks for this! "Not impossible" sounds good to me:-) I will check your suggestions later - it might take me some time to try this out, since I am very much a beginner...

But what is supposed to happen if the timer runs out?


The survey should end, and participants should be directed to the end page of the survey. Since they have to do second survey after this, I am figuring out at the moment if it is better to redirect them from there via link to a new survey or to start the second survey (aka new question groups) from this end page, i.e. having the second survey within the same survey....

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1 month 1 week ago #202135 by Anika___
Replied by Anika___ on topic Time limit for surveys

Maybe using an all in one page survey ?
And some css/js to show it question by quetsion


Ah, that sounds interesting! Have you - or anyone here - tried this before? Is it difficult to create such a css/js?
Thank you!

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1 month 1 week ago #202139 by DenisChenu
Replied by DenisChenu on topic Time limit for surveys
Not since 2.50 version

Have a 2.6lts solution. You can check how it done and adapt.
demonstration.sondages.pro/258495

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1 month 1 week ago #202142 by Anika___
Replied by Anika___ on topic Time limit for surveys

Have a 2.6lts solution. You can check how it done and adapt.
demonstration.sondages.pro/258495


Thank you. I'll check it - great!
Just to double check: If I'd use this workaround, I could set a timer for the entire all-in-one-page survey? And mandatory questions would still represent a problem, I guess (but I will start another post with this soon, to not mix up all the topics...)

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1 month 1 week ago #202153 by DenisChenu
Replied by DenisChenu on topic Time limit for surveys
Mandatory question still a problem.

I could set a timer for the entire all-in-one-page survey? : i think yes

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