Encourage Students to Answer their Classmates' Questions First

Timer delays allow instructors to hold off on answering student questions immediately, thereby encouraging other students to answer questions in the meanwhile. You can see when the timers are up and questions are due to be answered. Only instructors can see the timer.
1. Click on the Manage Class button:

2. Click on the "Customize Q&A" tab: 

3. Click Enable next to Timer delays:


4. A green timer icon will appear to the right of the post title when a timer delay is enabled and will turn red when it's due for an answer:

When a timer is enabled, students will see a message that says Instructors are encouraging students to attempt to answer this question within the student answer box