https://www.duolingo.com/pgr61700

EASY untrackable cheat! help!

My students have found a cheat. I didn't believe them, so I created a fake account and tried it. I am able to appear to complete lessons while never answering one question correctly. The system recognizes every typed answer as correct! Yikes! We have required the use of Duolingo department-wide this year, with 50 xp due every week. Since this cheat works, it renders the app/program unusable. (this only works on wifi, not on a hard-wired computer). Begin a lesson or test. When the first question appears, go to wifi settings and disable wifi. Duolingo now accepts ANY text as a correct answer. However, on the check-box questions, it does say it's wrong if you check the wrong one; however, at the end it still gives you full points as if you didn't miss any. Just BEFORE hitting complete on the last question of the lesson or test, turn wifi back on. Presto! Perfect score, and the record looks exactly like one which was completed honestly. I would love to be able to use this program but since this bug is out I cannot trust the students' results. Is there a way to fix this? Thank you.

May 21, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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You might want to change the Topic to Troubleshooting for Educators. or put a copy in Troubleshooting and in Educators. I sent a copy to the help button at the bottom of the screen as this is serious. The general Spanish discussion may only get discussed on by other users. Edit: I see that as I was sending this you did change it to Educators. Thank You! I hope someone helps you soon.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pgr61700

thank you!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mygrapefruit
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Similar thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8560283

I hope they're able to resolve this soon!

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/stapmoshun
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woah, this works! i hope duo fixes this soon so that students can truly legit learn languages and not cheat their way out of it unu

June 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JustienAvocado

i think that is because that the internet/wifi is the key

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LoNun

You might trust them or not it is really your choice, cheat like the devil or try your best like god. Its really your choice.

June 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ampdot

Try memrise.

June 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatonka71
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I've seen two of your posts promoting memrise now, I like memrise, but really?

June 2, 2015
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