Adding Timer and Proctor for Google Forms

This post describes how you can set up timed, automatically proctored tests using Google Forms and AutoProctor.

Google Forms can be used to create quizzes for students in a classroom. But, it doesn’t have a timer so that students get a fixed time to submit the test. Also, the tests cannot be monitored to ensure that the user doesn’t cheat on the test. AutoProctor solves both these problems. Watch the video below to understand how AutoProctor works.

If you are a test administrator (like a Teacher), these are the steps involved in using AutoProctor with Google Forms:

Step 1: Click this link to install the AutoProctor add-on.

Step 2: If you already have a Google Form ready, open that Google Form. Proceed to Step 3. Else, click on this link and then click on the + icon at the left. This should open a new Google Form. You will write down the questions on this Form.

Step 3: Click on the icon at the top right of your screen as shown, and then click on AutoProctor. Then, click on Settings.

Step 4: Watch the video below to understand what the different settings mean. Or, read our blogpost on the same topic.

Step 5: You can write down the quiz questions before or after you have configured the test. Use this link to learn more about creating Quizzes with Google Forms. Once the quiz questions have been entered and AutoProctor has been configured, click on Copy Link in the Settings sidebar.

Step 6: Then, share the copied link with the test takers. When they open the test link, AutoProctor will load the quiz you just created, as well as monitor their test performance.

Step 7: After students submit their test, you can see their Trust Score by clicking on the Results link after clicking on AutoProctor like in Step 3. There are two other ways of getting access to the results: (i) When a student submits a test for the first time, you will get an email with a link to the results. You can click that; (ii) Or, you can visit with the appropriate email ID.

12 replies on “Adding Timer and Proctor for Google Forms”

good but on problem is their I set maximum number of attempt 1. but test will open many times

There was a bug due to which this was happening. The bug got fixed soon after it was reported. It should be working fine now.

I appreciate that there is a window of opportunity but yet a time limit once students open the test. The item I am not sure about is if they have 30 minutes to take the test but open it when there is only 10 minutes left, will they be cut off in 10 minutes or will they have their 30 minutes?

If the test duration is 10 minutes, they will get cut off in 10 minutes even if the window is 30 minutes.