Underlying Quiz Can Be Cheated EASILY By Students Simply NOT Answering Questions!

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    laverackpaul

    This week in class, I heard one of my students openly discuss how to cheat the game by leaving some questions unanswered, so it would look as though weak internet signal had temporarily dropped him out of the game. Please figure out a solution to this.

    Is anyone even reading these suggestions?

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    Melissasettle
    1. I'm new to this Paul, but working on using in the same way you are (College Course).  In trying to work my way through your concern and I personally don't think there's a way for the company to create that dynamic for you. (not scoring for dropped Internet versus not answering)  Part of the reason is that students could still manipulate the system by simply turning off their Internet service momentarily.  Unfortunately it seems that a missed question would have to be a missed question.  I can't wait to see if there's a better official answer.
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    laverackpaul

    I appreciate your comment, and I see what you mean. This raises the question of whether or not it's fair to use Kahoot for graded events in class. If a pencil breaks, the student can sharpen it, or borrow another from a neighbor. If a smartphone signal flickers out, I can't provide that student another phone which has a stronger signal.

    My classroom moves from week to week, around campus. It's just the way my school operates. I ask them to keep me out of the basement, where the cell signal is weakest, but I can't police this on a room-by-room basis, every week. Some rooms are just better than others.

    If I can't count on all the students having a signal all the time, it opens the door to cheating by others who would shut off their service to avoid questions they don't know. Maybe Kahoot just doesn't work in my school setting as a graded assessment tool. That's a bummer, because I've put hundreds of hours into developing excellent Kahoots.

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