Stop Students Cheating on Google Forms

Many teachers who use Google Classroom use Google Forms for assessments (Tests and Quizzes), practices, and other activities.

However, many students learn how to hack Google Forms to get all answers to all questions on the Google Form easily.

Before, students are able to find answers to all types of questions on Google Form. However, the Short Answer Question format still has a major flaw that allows students to find the answer easily. Many teachers use the Short Answer Format because it is the easiest to create.

As more teachers are using Google Forms, students and hackers continues to explore ways to hack it.

Google Classroom is not like most Learning Management System website, and it relies on Add-ons to add new functions. However, the add-ons are owned and maintained by Google. Instead, different companies create their own add-ons to use with Google Classroom tools such as Google Forms, Google Slides, and other Google files.

Overall, Google Drive and Google Classroom are essential and great tools if they are used correctly.

How can we help?

As current teachers, we know that high-quality assessments are essential to providing high-quality and rigorous learning in any setting, distance or in-person.

We co-founded Win Elements LLC to host a robust and secured Learning Management System website that allows us and other teachers to create high-quality and engaging assessments (tests, quizzes, practices, and homework) that are auto-graded and adaptive. Most importantly, it links to an auto-updated gradebook so teachers and students have complete picture students’ learning and progress.

With so many different formats questions, other teachers and us can design questions and assessments that are similar or more rigorous than current high-state tests such as CAASPP, CAST, or other SBAC assessments.

Below are some common Question Types. Most importantly, all the question types are auto-graded and adaptive. Teachers can set assessments so that students can re-try a question for partial credit. Also, teachers can allow students to can re-attempt entire practices and receive average grades or highest grades. Teachers also have many important controls over assessments that promote student accountability and provide individualized intervention and support.

Most importantly, all students’ responses, attempts, and grades are auto-updated in a comprehensive gradebook.

Equally importantly, teachers can collaborate and share questions easily. All shared questions are customizable based on each teacher’s needs.

  • Multiple choice (Single correct response): Students select the button corresponding to an option. To deselect an option, students select a different button corresponding to an option. Only one option can be selected.
  • Multiple choice (Multiple correct responses): Student select checkbox corresponding to an option. One or more options can be marked. To deselect an option, click on the checkbox that is already marked.
  • Matching Tables (True/False or Yes/No): Students complete tables corresponding to the information in a table cell. To change the answer, students delete and enter a new answer.
  • Short Answer: Students use a keyboard to enter short answers. To enter a new answer, students delete and enter a new answer.
  • Drag and Drop: Students click and drag objects to appropriate locations in the question response area.
  • Hot Spot: Students selected targeted areas in the response area, which could be an image.
  • Table Fill in: Students use a keyboard to enter table cells or drag and drop objects into table cells.
  • Numeric: Students enter numerical answers. To enter a new answer, students select and enter a new number.
  • Equation: Students enter equations with symbols, variables, and operations as answers. To enter a new answer, students delete and enter a new answer.
  • Multi-parts with evidence response: Students answer multiple parts in a single question based on given evidence.
  • Hot Text (Select and move text): Click and drag text to a new area. Students click and drag text to organize sequential events.
  • Video tasks: Students start and pause a video and answer one or more questions based on the information from the video.
  • Listening tasks: Students play and pause an audio clip and answer one or more questions based on the information from the video.

Teachers can further secure their assessment by enabling security that prevents students from copying and pasting content from the assessments.

About Us: We are current teachers who co-founded Win Elements LLC to solve schools’ problems with effective and sustainable solutions. We provide StreamlineED as an all-in-one, sustainable, and effective solution to streamline education equity by providing and training teachers on how to use the provided Learning Management System website and Blended teaching strategies that integrate their current technology and resources. We also provide Safe Pouches for phones to create a phone-free learning environment and  to provide a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *