https://www.duolingo.com/Smcgonigle

cheating on assignments

A pupil has informed me that a classmate has cheated and added XP to his account without doing any activities. He apparently found a video on YouTube. Has anyone any way of combating this?!

February 29, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Middangeard

This is a known bug and hopefully one that will be fixed soon. In the meantime, all you can do is mark points off or credit for those that you have proof has been cheating.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smcgonigle

Hi Timothy. Any advice on how to prove it?!

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK

It will be hard to prove. However, a simple way to check if people have completed the assignment is to give them a good old test.

If they successfully completed the assignment a test shouldn't be too hard. You could even use the same sentences that the course provides.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Middangeard

Basically what El2theK is saying. I would probably just concentrate on students that you suspect first of all. Just make a quiz that would cover vocabulary and sentences. If the student is completely clueless then that's a good indication of cheating the system.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Smcgonigle

Yep, my thoughts exactly. I just wondered if there was a technical option on duolingo

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina_SZ

Here you have an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjgy7_9zPUY I saw a few videos and all of them explain the same system. I tried it myself but it doesn't work anymore.

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

No, this has been fixed. :]

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Marina_SZ

Yes, sorry, that's what i meant, it doesn't work anymore

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WesJarrell

Is this hack still functional? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-4vm3jKdi0 Basically Uses Inspect then Replay XHR over and Over.

January 31, 2018
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