FlexiQuiz offers several features to minimize the ability for participants to cheat in an online test, quiz or assessment. We can’t guarantee that this will stop all cheating 100% of the time, but by using a number of these features when you create a test it limits cheating opportunities.
This guide outlines our top features to deter cheating:
Ensure only authorized participants access your quiz to prevent people viewing the test who might be trying to get answers for others. There are several ways to secure your quiz:
Prevent participants being able to access the quiz multiple times to research questions or repeat the test until the perfect score is achieved.
To set a maximum number of attempts follow these simple rules when configuring and publishing your quiz with Send Email Invites or Assign Users.
If publishing your quiz with the Quiz Link option you can use 'track browser attempts' to limit access when participants use the same device (such as PC, Mobile or Laptop). However, there is a risk that participants could use other devices and this can’t be tracked.
To set up the browser attempts tracker.
To deter students from looking at classmate’s screens we recommend sharing different question and answer options. It’s harder to copy from someone’s screen or discuss questions if they are slightly different.
FlexiQuiz have a couple of options:
Create a sense of urgency to complete the quiz and minimize the amount of time participants have to research answers. You can add time limits to the whole quiz, page or question.
Once the time limit is reached the quiz will automatically be submitted.
Time limit options are available under the Configure tab and then select General
By asking for an answer in free format it encourages students to write in their own words or to use the space to demonstrate steps taken to achieve the answer.
FlexiQuix offers a choice of 7 question types including free format. This provides the opportunity for short answers (and you can use matching text to score the answers) or long answers which requires manual marking.
When adding a question type to your quiz just select Matching text or Free text
Prevent students who have already completed the test sharing copies with fellow students. Even if you have randomized the questions you may not want students to see a copy of the test and gain any sort of unfair advantage.
We would recommend updating the following configuration options within your test:
Check that students and quiz takers have not found a way to cheat by identifying any common themes in the answers.
Identify trends or patterns with the FlexiQuiz online Reports. This will enable you to analyze results at an individual or group level. Key areas to consider:
More features are being added all the time. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us