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What do the different AutoProctor Settings mean?

AutoProctor has a variety of timer and proctor settings which you can configure for any test you create. Each setting is explained below:

Main Settings

Main Settings

Enable Timer

If you want to enable a timer for a test you create, or want to set a start or end time for the test, this setting must be enabled. The actual values for timer settings can be set in the Timer Settings section below.

Enable Proctor

To enable any kind of proctoring on your test, this setting must be enabled. Configuring the proctoring settings can be done in the Proctoring Settings section below.

Enable Auto-resume

Depending on the type of test, you may or may not see this option. This tells you whether test takers can resume a test, if they close and reopen a test, or reload the webpage while taking a test.
Resuming Test Attempts tell you all you need to know about this setting.

Max Attempts

This setting tells you how many times a test taker can attempt a test. We have an entire article dedicated to Maximum Attempts for a Test

Test Title

We recommend that you give your tests unique titles so you can easily search for different tests on your dashboard.

Timer Settings

The local time of the test creator will be considered for all the date and time settings.

Timer Settings


You can set the duration for the test in this field. Users will see a countdown timer.

Auto-submit Test

This determines whether the test should automatically be submitted once the duration of the test is completed. If this setting is not enabled, users can take as long as they need to submit a test.

For Google Form tests, if this setting is enabled and the test auto submits, the Google Form responses will be LOST. So, this setting must be used carefully.

Can't Start Before Date

If a date is set here, test takers cannot start the test before this date. If Can't Start Before Time is not set, 12:00 a.m. is taken as the default time.

Can't Start Before Time

This can be set only if Can't Start Before Date is set. This is used to specify the time after which the test takers will be allowed to start the test.

Can't Start After Date

This is used to specify the time after which test takers cannot start the test. If Can't Start After Time is not set, 12:00 a.m. is taken as the default time.

Can't Start After Time

This can be set only if Can't Start After Date is set. This is used to specify the time before which the test takers will be allowed to start the test.

Must Submit By Time

This can be set only if Can't Start After Date is set. This is used to specify by what time test takers must submit the test. Say, you have a test which has a duration of 30 minutes and have set the Must Submit By Time to 12:30 p.m. If a test taker starts the test at 12:15 p.m., they will get only 15 minutes to complete the test.

Proctoring Settings

Proctoring Settings

What gets Tracked

Tab Switching

Detects when a test taker switches out of the test tab and takes a screenshot of the tab they switched into.


Takes a photo when no face is visible, or multiple faces are visible.


Records audio when noise is detected when the test taker is taking the test.

Photos at Random

Takes random photos throughout the duration of the test.

Enforce Full Screen

Forces test takers to attempt the test on a full-screen. Switching tabs or applications isn't easy when this is enabled.

Photo Before Test Start

Captures a photo of the test taker before the test starts.

To Whom it is Communicated

Me after the Test

Store the evidence of anomalies on the cloud so that it can be reviewed later. We recommend keeping this on, unless there is a strong reason to disable it.

User during the Test

Inform the test taker real-time if an anomaly is detected.

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings

Login Providers

This setting allows you to decide how test takers can log in to AutoProctor to take the test. For Google Form Tests, this option will not be available, since test takers have to login only with Google. Similarly, for Microsoft Form Tests, they only have to login with Microsoft. For Socratease Quizzes and Iframe Tests, you can decide whether you want to allow them to log in with Google or Microsoft, or both.

Login Restrictions

If you want to restrict the test to certain email IDs or domains, you can specify this here. Restricting the test based on email ID explains how this works.

Google Sheets URL

If you want to write the results of your test to a Google Sheet, you can use this feature to do so. Automatically Write Test Results to Google Sheets explains how you can do this.


If you want multiple people to access your test, you can do so by adding them as collaborators

Unique URL for Each Test Taker?

If you want to generate a unique link for each test taker, you can enable this setting. This helps make sure that only the people with whom you share the links can take the test.

Updated on: 07/08/2023

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