Tom Hottinger

Students taking quizzes for other students?

Discussion created by Tom Hottinger on Nov 29, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2017 by ysmalls

I was talking to a colleague of mine and he brought up an interesting question/issue.  He was talking to another dad whose daughter, currently in middle school, was taking tests for other students and getting paid for it.


Now that is the extent of my knowledge of what is going on.  I don't know what platform the middle school is using and I don't know how this student is accomplishing this.  I am hoping more details will be forth coming.


This started an interesting conversation.  Can someone do this through Canvas?  Usernames and passwords can be easily shared by students.  I suppose if the quiz was taken outside of the classroom that it would be possible.  I know that there can be preventative measures taken to limit attempts on quizzes but Canvas doesn't know that the person entering credentials is that person.


If a middle school student is already doing this, again I don't know what platform, do we think this has been attempted by a student using Canvas in high school? in college?