However, in a proctoring exam, there are things, which will not be judged as a violation either by AI or by a proctor.
1. You can take your eyes off the screen briefly (for instance, look at a pet in the corner of a room) if you are pondering a question in a test. It is important not to do it often and systematically so that a proctor may ask if there is a crib hidden in your room.
2. At synchronous proctoring, a proctor monitors the picture in real time. In this case, you may ask him/her questions in a special chat (not related to the subject of the exam). For example, if you have some technical problem, you can safely discuss it with him.
3. All abnormal situations (which the user cannot influence) are addressed through the lens of common sense and rational approach. For example, if a student's pen fell and he/she bent to pick it up, a cat jumped on the table, a child suddenly cried in the next room, or the doorbell rang, no proctor would mark this as a violation. However, remember thatif you are taking the exam in a large classroom or office, where the presence of other people and extraneous noise is unavoidable, all actions and sounds will be analyzed in detail.
Optionally, some schools and universities may allow at the exam the use of headphones (listening comprehension skills at language tests), textbooks, notes, drafts or calculators – a so-called “open-book” format. In this case, a student's actions will be interpreted depending on the rules for a particular exam. If the university allows using a calculator or writing something on a piece of paper during testing, it is not marked as a violation. But remember: you must be 100% sure that this is allowed. If you have any doubts – ask your proctor in the chat.
Follow these simple rules and you won't have to worry about the outcome of your exam. Good luck!