How can I disable the snapshots feature for candidates?

If you don't want to take automatic snapshots of candidates during their assessment, you can disable the feature in the last step of creating an assessment.

TestGorilla has various features and mechanisms in place to prevent cheating. This ensures every candidate gets a fair chance at an assessment.

One of our anti-cheating measures consists of automatically taking webcam snapshots of candidates every 30 seconds during an assessment. You can later review these snapshots to confirm the identity of the test-taker and ensure that the same person completed the assessment from start to finish. We explicitly ask each candidate for their consent before accessing their camera at the start of an assessment. 

If you'd like to disable snapshots for an assessment, you can do so in Step 4 (Review & configure) of the assessment creation process.

  • Once you review your assessment, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Show advanced options on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. 
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the new section that opens up, and click the box under Anti-cheating settings to disable candidate snapshots for the specific assessment.

Disable snapshots

When done, scroll back up to the top and click Finish to finalize your assessment. 

Note: The snapshots setting can only be disabled while creating an assessment and before the first candidate has been invited to it. Once candidates are invited to an assessment, it can no longer be edited (so that all candidates are assessed on equal parameters).