You can create both formative and summative assessments on Extempore in no time. Since formative assessments are low-stakes, you might not want to activate the timer settings within the assessment parameters. Instead, create a basic prompt and assign it to your students!
Step 1: Create an assessment.
Step 2: Click 'next' without adding any parameters and start adding questions.
Step 3: Add questions to your assessment and click 'next' to save.