Every Teacher Should Know How Exam System Stops Students Copying Each Other

Although online examinations have become a form for more and more organizations to carry out examinations, it is undeniable that plagiarism among students and cheating behaviors such as looking up answers have become one of the difficulties in online examinations. As a teacher, you need to be cautious when choosing student assessment software. Strong anti-cheating functions and anti-plagiarism test paper creation methods are basic. We have many years of experience in the development of examination systems, and hope to provide you with several effective remote proctoring solutions in this article.

Case 1

A professor at a university in the United States discovered that in a math test, several students cheated by sharing the screen, and the results of these candidates were eventually canceled.


To stop candidates from cheating by sharing their screen, you need to understand how it works. Screen sharing cheating refers to that in a multi-person video call or online meeting, candidates use the screen sharing function to obtain answers from other candidates in order to obtain high scores.

There are a variety of anti-cheating functions in Online Exam Maker, full screen exam is the most representative one. Candidates need to close instant messaging, remote control, teleconferencing and other software and external devices before entering the exam.

Case 2

In an online exam of a university in India, several candidates were investigated for having the same answers. In the end, they admitted plagiarism and their scores for all exam subjects were canceled.


The best way to prevent candidates copying from each other is for teachers to create the test questions in such a way that they are out of order. This means that each candidate’s questions and answers are in a different order. In addition, if the teacher also turns on “No copy and paste” it will be more effective in preventing plagiarism. Alternatively, teachers can create question papers with questions and answers instead of multiple choice questions. For example, “Please comment on the above incident” “What do you think about this topic?”

Case 3

In an online test at a UK university, a student was suspected of using an external tool to obtain answers, and the student was eventually disqualified from the test as well as from the test which lasted for one year.


When taking online exams, candidates may use communication tools or switch screens to find answers. To prevent these two common methods of cheating, Online Exam Maker provides users with two anti-cheating features, screen switching restrictions and intelligent candidate detection. The former limits the number of times a test taker can switch screens, while the latter allows the test system to automatically detect the test taker’s behavior during online exam.

We have many years of experience in research and development, it has served several schools, government and educational institutions, so our team has extensive experience in online examinations.  We are well aware of the cheating behavior of candidates in online examinations. In addition to its anti-cheating features, Online Exam Maker is becoming more and more popular among users for its excellent exam features and easy operations.