Proctortrack does not decide whether a student has cheated or not. The software records webcam, microphone, desktop, and keyboard feed and then uses algorithms to decide which behaviors are abnormal. The abnormal behavior is then highlighted for professors to review. Following behaviors are declared as cheating depends on the university's academic integrity policy.
Rules vary by school, but the default exam terms are as follows:
- Do not cheat or attempt to deceive during the examination session.
- Do not impersonate another candidate or have another person impersonate you.
- Do not use any mobile device to talk or communicate to anyone via the use of any manual or electronic medium.
- Do not leave the view of your webcam during the test.
- Do not photograph, print, or take a screenshot of any part of the test via any medium.
- Do not eat or drink during the exam period.
- Do not let others access your secured test or computer.
- Do take tests in a busy area. Students may be disqualified if they are disturbed by others during test-taking.
- Do not leave open any other software or web page that is not required for taking the test.*
- Do not use multiple monitors, keyboards or mice.
- Do not look off-screen to read notes.*
- Do not make notes or calculations on your computer or on paper, unless test instructions explicitly state to do so.
*Unless the test configuration set by the Instructor allows you to do so.