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Ensuring candidates don't cheat

Online Tests and Cheating

The biggest challenge with online assessments is that candidates can cheat on them. Tools like ChatGPT make it very easy to find answers to questions. Equip's automated AI Proctoring makes it difficult for candidates to cheat on the test. AI Proctoring involves tracking candidate activity and detecting malpractice that you can review later.

What is Proctoring and How Does it Work?

When a candidate starts a test, Equip automatically gains access to their:
camera feed
microphone feed
device screen

Throughout the test, it monitors all three. For example, if the candidate blocks the camera or if it detect multiple faces on the camera feed, it captures a photo that you can review later.

Also, if a candidate switches to a different tab or window, Equip takes a screenshot of that too. So, if the candidate opens Google or ChatGPT, you will see a screenshot of the tab they went to. The image below shows how a sample Proctoring Report would look. For a fuller report, visit this link.

Proctoring Report

Session Recording

Apart from proctoring, Equip also records a video of the candidate's screen as they attempted the test. You will be able to see how their cursor moved, what they clicked, what they typed, etc. Watching a playback of this session gives you insights into how they attempted the test. Click on the Session Recording tab on this link to understand how you can watch this video playback.

Session Recording

Other Proctoring Features

Apart from camera, mic and screen tracking, these features on Equip help prevent cheating. This article talks about the different proctoring settings and how you can configure them.

Force full-screen for the test
Copy-paste disabled
External Monitors detected

If you are using Equip's content, you cannot modify Equip's default proctoring settings. Specifically, this means that every candidate must use a camera- and mic-enabled device to take the test. Read more about this here.

Trust Score

Apart from proctoring the test, Equip also calculates a Trust Score once the test ends. The lower the trust score, the more likely Equip thinks the candidate cheated on the test. So, instead of reviewing all the evidence, you can just look at candidates whose Trust Score is low. If the Trust Score is lower than 80% or so, you should look at all the evidence to see why the Trust Score was low.

Updated on: 03/07/2024

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