Course Countdown Timer Settings

Open the Component Settings

On the Delphinium page, in Teacher or Periscope View, click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page.

The "Settings" dialog will open.

Click the Delphinium Settings tab in the tab bar at the top of the Settings dialog.

The “Delphinium Settings” tab will be displayed.

The Delphinium Settings tab has two sub tabs, "Course Settings" and "Component Settings." If necessary, click Component Settings.

The "Component Settings" sub tab will be displayed.

If your course has more than one tab, you will see those tabs mirrored in the "secondary tab bar". You may need to click the correct tab in the secondary tab bar to display the icon for the component you wish to edit.

Click the Course Countdown icon.

The “Course Countdown Settings” dialog will display.

Configure Course Countdown Orientation


The "Course Countdown Meter" can be configured in an vertical or horizontal orientation.

Click the "Vertical" toggle to On to view in a vertical orientation and Off to view in a horizontal orientation.

Start and End Date Source

By default, the "Course Countdown Timer" will use the "Start" and "End Date" settings found in Delphinium's "Course Settings" tab (described below) and all students will have the same start and end dates.

However, some courses use different start and end dates for each student. You can configure Delphinium to use start and end dates that are configured by Section or by Enrollment.

Section requires that students are only assigned to one section. Start and end dates for other sections will be ignored.

Enrollment requires that students are assigned start and end dates through the Canvas enrollments API.

If no section or enrollment dates are found, Delphinium date settings will be used.

Configure Delphinium Course Settings

The "Course Countdown Timer" uses the Delphinium course "End Date" settings to display the time remaining in a course. Set the "course end date" in the course settings.