Adding a countdown timer Clock to TrilbyTV
You may want to show a countdown clock on your screens in preparation for an event or a particular time in the day.
We have a simple countdown clock script you can use for this.
Access the countdown clock here and enter the details you would like to countdown to.
You need a Title and you can set the colours as you wish. You can enter a date OR a time OR both.
You may have to type these in depending on your browser settings. Time needs to be entered as hh:mm like 13:15 and date needs to be YYYY/MM/DD like 2021/10/12 for 12th October 2021
If you plan on using the countdown clock to inform students they need to be at a lesson for 11:00 am then just put the time in and leave the date blank. If you are counting down to Christmas day then just put in the date and leave the time blank.
Leave Stop count at zero checked, otherwise the clock will continue counting past the time.
Click Generate URL and a new web address will appear in the box below.
Select the text and copy it.
If you want to see how your countdown will look, open a new tab/page and paste in the address. You will notice that the web address contains the information you added if you wish you can change this in the web address, just be sure to check it works if you do edit.
Adding to TrilbyTV
Go to your TrilbyTV system and click the Add + button top right
Choose Web Content
Paste in the web address and click Save
We suggest you change the Content title in TrilbyTV to something meaningful for example " Countdown to 11:45"
You may also want to change how long the countdown is shown. The default is 30 seconds, we would suggest 7 seconds to blend in nicely with other content.
Remember to approve, tag and save
To show the countdown at a specific time each day, use a Schedule, see this document for help on doing that.
In the example below, we have added a schedule to show the Single item Countdown to 11:45 every day from 11:40 to 11:45