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Countdown Timer

Summary:

The Countdown Timer is a component that allows an author to display a countdown clock on a page that marks the time remaining until a specific date and time. This component should be used only to countdown to major events. If you are interested in using the Countdown Timer component on your site, please contact CQSupport@uc.edu.

Getting Started:

To begin, drag and drop a Countdown Timer component from the General tab in the sidekick. Initially, a "No Date Specified for countdown" message will display. This message will only be displayed in author mode, and will be replaced with the Countdown Timer component once a date has been specified. To add a date:

  • Click "Edit" in the blue "Countdown Timer" bar.
  • Add the appropriate date and time for the event.
  • Click "OK"

Note: Once a Countdown Timer has expired, the following messsage will display in the author mode: "This countdown has expired. This message will not show live."

Sample Countdown Timer

*This Countdown Timer Component is scheduled to expire at 12:00 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2015.