[Athen] Windows 7 setting up a recurring reminder

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Fri Feb 20 10:54:49 PST 2015

Hi everyone,

For exams where students are not allowed access to spell check and/or the thesaurus, we are having students use WordPad instead of Word.

For the most part, this is working well, but we are concerned with the fact that WordPad does not have an auto-save feature like Word does, so in the event of a crash, the student will lose all his/her work.

We remind students to save often, but sometimes, in the midst of exam anxiety, they forget.

We are looking for an easy to use reminder program for Windows 7 that will pop up a message at a specified interval, say, every 10 minutes, to remind students to save their work.

Is anyone using such a program?

I've been searching the net and have found quite a fewsuggestions to use the Windows Task Scheduler, but my experiments with it have not worked so well.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



Russell Solowoniuk
AT Educational Assistant, Services to Students with Disabilities
MacEwan University
7-198 D4, 10700-104 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
E: solowoniukr at macewan.ca
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