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Basic Member
2 months ago
I was excited about moving my tests and quizzes to Google Forms this year, but quickly found out it was easy for students to cheat by doing a screenshot of the quiz and their answers and sending them to friends in later classes. So, I went back to old-school scantrons and pencils. Other than creating separate tests, is there any way to prevent screenshot cheating?
Full Member
4 weeks ago
Whoever had access to the admin console can block screenshots on school managed Chromebooks.

They just have to go into the device management and search for "screenshot", and disable this function.

Just make sure they are disabling or students only and not everyone on the domain.
Full Member
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4 weeks ago
Great idea
Full Member
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3 weeks ago
Quote from Gifford Krivak
I was excited about moving my tests and quizzes to Google Forms this year, but quickly found out it was easy for students to cheat by doing a screenshot of the quiz and their answers and sending them to friends in later classes. So, I went back to old-school scantrons and pencils. Other than creating separate tests, is there any way to prevent screenshot cheating?

You can make your quizzes to display different questions for each student by making them random. Also if you make a few extra steps you can make the students go in different section depending on their answers... That way it will look like you have many different tests and students would not be as prone to copy...
Full Member
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3 weeks ago
I will remember this.
Basic Member
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3 weeks ago
Quote from Cwarnier
Whoever had access to the admin console can block screenshots on school managed Chromebooks.

They just have to go into the device management and search for "screenshot", and disable this function.

Just make sure they are disabling or students only and not everyone on the domain.

This is a great idea.

Thanks for sharing.
Basic Member
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3 weeks ago
Quote from Profe Moreno
Quote from Gifford Krivak
I was excited about moving my tests and quizzes to Google Forms this year, but quickly found out it was easy for students to cheat by doing a screenshot of the quiz and their answers and sending them to friends in later classes. So, I went back to old-school scantrons and pencils. Other than creating separate tests, is there any way to prevent screenshot cheating?

You can make your quizzes to display different questions for each student by making them random. Also if you make a few extra steps you can make the students go in different section depending on their answers... That way it will look like you have many different tests and students would not be as prone to copy...

Nice follow up to the previous suggestion.

Thank you, Simplek12ers!
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3 weeks ago
Quote from Cwarnier
Whoever had access to the admin console can block screenshots on school managed Chromebooks.

They just have to go into the device management and search for "screenshot", and disable this function.

Just make sure they are disabling or students only and not everyone on the domain.

My question about disabling screenshots on Chromebooks is this: Does it COMPLETELY disable screenshots for students? I'm not sure I'd want this since I sometimes ask students to take a screenshot and save it/post it/send it as evidence that they have searched for something on the internet. If students were prevented from taking screenshots entirely, that would really make things difficult!
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3 weeks ago
Quote from Profe Moreno
Quote from Gifford Krivak
I was excited about moving my tests and quizzes to Google Forms this year, but quickly found out it was easy for students to cheat by doing a screenshot of the quiz and their answers and sending them to friends in later classes. So, I went back to old-school scantrons and pencils. Other than creating separate tests, is there any way to prevent screenshot cheating?

You can make your quizzes to display different questions for each student by making them random. Also if you make a few extra steps you can make the students go in different section depending on their answers... That way it will look like you have many different tests and students would not be as prone to copy...

Brilliant idea.
Full Member
3 weeks ago
What a great way to adjust! Love this idea. It'll work for Microsoft Forms as well.
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