Automatic logout for inactivity


This article applies to the following products:

  • Imagine MyPath
  • Imagine Purpose
  • Imagine Science Corner

Teachers and students will experience timeouts and warnings when not active in the program for a certain amount of time. 


When District Administrators, School Administrators, or Teachers are inactive in the application for 85 minutes a message with a five-minute warning and timer displays. If the timer expires the user is logged out of the application.


When students are idle for 27 minutes outside of MyPath assessments (e.g. inside a lesson or on the My Level or My Stuff pages) a message and three-minute timer display to resume activity before logging out.

MyPath Assessment Timeouts

MyPath assessment timeouts are designed to allow students time to comfortably work through items that are unique to each grade range. The timeout is intentionally kept short when compared to the MyPath instructional content to ensure the assessment’s integrity.

When students are not active during a MyPath assessment, the message "Are you still there?" displays and pauses the test until the student selects Resume. If students do not resume they are logged out after an additional 90 seconds.

The length of time it takes for "Are you still there?" to display varies by grade range and takes slightly longer to appear for older students who may require more reading or more complex math calculations to answer questions:

  • Three minutes for K-1 students
  • Four minutes for 2-5 students
  • Five minutes for 6+ students.

Scrolling or clicking is considered an "activity" therefore moving the mouse without either of those actions is not counted as an activity. Additionally, interacting with other browser tabs and other programs does not count as an activity.