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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



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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


No, this has been fixed. :]


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


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

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