When I create interactions in Storyline, I sometimes want to give the learner a heads-up on how much time has been allotted for the activity. In realistic scenarios, you can create a simple countdown timer directly within the timeline to force the learner to make a decision quickly. To view this timer in action, click the image below:
On the other hand, there are times when a simple static image can be used to alert the learner to the duration of a course, module or activity. In the image below, a timer was used to show the duration of the upcoming activity, Calculating Staff Turnover.
The static image timer shown above (as well as those shown below), were created using Excel 2010. From there, I captured the image and used Photoshop to create a transparent PNG. If you would like to use these in one of your modules or courses, stop by the free downloads section and pickup this set of PNG timer images. Although not perfect, they are free!