Visual Timer

By using the Visual Timer, students get a clear indication of how much time remains in any given task. This widget is located behind the 'more' button, next to the Calendar.

Use this widget
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How it works

You can adjust the Visual Timer, adding or removing minutes, by clicking and dragging the carets in the circle (clockwise or counterclockwise). Because the Visual Timer always represents 60 minutes, it gives students a concrete association with an abstract concept.

Using the Visual Timer can help teachers transition between activities or introduce a break. It can likewise be beneficial for young children as it establishes time as a thing to be measured. For older children, the Visual Timer provides an opportunity to learn about how to appreciate the value of time and use it well. This widget, though simple, is a multifunctional tool and perfect to have on hand in any classroom environment.

Widget Setting

Visual Timer sound 

Via the settings, you can choose which sound plays when the time is up. There are over 20 different options to pick from and this feature is saved automatically for users with Basic and Pro accounts.

Default time

A ten-minute timer is applied by default when this widget gets added to your screen. You can modify this time via the settings, changes apply to any new visual timer widgets added to your screen. With this change, the purple indicator and the digital display are set to correspond with the new chosen time.


You can set the number of repetitions via the widget settings. Once the time is up, and you hear the sound play, it will repeat automatically based on the number specified.

Show time

You can also adjust the widget display in the settings to exclude any digital reference applied below the Visual Timer image.


Want to modify the direction of the timer countdown display? Open the widget settings to choose which way the numbers are oriented, clockwise or counterclockwise.

Ideas on how to use it

The Visual Timer is essential for classroom management as it supports keeping students on task when they might otherwise lose track of time. Likewise, it clarifies for everyone when an activity's end is announced.

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