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Measures to Prevent Cheating on Proctorial

To uphold the integrity of an online exam, these are the measures that a proctor may deploy on proctorial.



  • simultaneous conduct of exams
  • restriction of physical movement or location
  • restriction of IP
  • communication of rules


  • use of creative questions
  • use of calculated or weighed questions
  • use of test weights


  • Use of Honor Code
  • Communication of Technical Measures
  • Penalties for Cheating


  • time limitation
  • different test for each student
  • shuffled questions and answers
  • closing the test
  • limited number of questions on a screen
  • large number of questions
  • IP address and geolocation monitoring
  • password use
  • restrict access to old exams
  • use of Safe Exam Browser for exam lockdown with the following security considerations:
- only one access device allowed
- only one browser to use, with only one tab available
- only one screen allowed
- forced fullscreen
- printing disabled
- clipboard disabled
- cache cleared
- download disabled
- external storage device disallowed
- no re-entry allowed

and one more thing… The Proctorial Dashboard

  • Proctorial validates the identity of test takers using facial recognition technology.
  • Proctorial knows where test takers are while taking the exam.
  • Proctorial records a test taker's video and audio.


We do not want to give it away too much, especially to those who are determined to cheat on exam anyway. But there are a number of triggers (eye movement, voice, bodily movement) for certain information to appear on the dashboard. Is the test taker really looking at the screen or also elsewhere? Is the test taker talking or gesturing to someone? Has the test taker left the room too long?

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