Let’s take a closer look at the types of flags that you’ll find when reviewing an Examity proctoring session.

A Colorful Review of Examity’s Flags


We know that when reviewing exams, simplicity and organization can make your job significantly easier. That’s why Examity developed a unique color-coded flagging system that presents a straightforward approach to exam reviews. 

Examity’s four distinctly colored flags clearly identify all violations and technical issues that occurred during a proctoring session. At the conclusion of an exam, these flags, along with time-stamped comments, are made available for your review.

Let’s take a closer look at the types of flags that you’ll find when reviewing an Examity proctoring session. 

Green Flags: No Violations
Exams that contain green flags indicate that everything went well. If two green flags are present on an exam session, this means that the test-taker’s identity and exam area were successfully verified and no exam violations occurred. 

Yellow Flags: Rule Violation but Cheating is Unlikely
Sometimes suspicious behavior can occur during an exam that isn’t categorized as cheating. When this happens, a yellow flag is used. For example, one common requirement is that test-takers must be alone in the room for the exam. But, what if a small child wanders in? Technically the test-taker is no longer alone, and a rule has been broken. However, this violation does not suggest that cheating has occurred, so Examity will apply a yellow flag. Additional examples of yellow flags include when test-takers leave their seats for a bathroom break or a phone rings in the background. 

Red Flags: Cheating Detected 
Red flags indicate cheating behavior has been observed, and immediate review by an instructor is recommended. There are a variety of infractions that could warrant a red flag, such as internet searches, exam screenshots, and collaboration with others.

When a red flag incident occurs, client success managers will send an email to instructors that will detail about what transpired during the testing session along with a direct link to the proctoring session. 

Blue Flags: Technical Issues Blue flags appear only when technical issues arise. These can be anything from a webcam freezing, to exam pages being lost, to poor audio quality. However, Examity still places a blue flag in the reporting materials so that instructors are aware of the technical issue, even if the exam was not affected.

Examity’s color-coded flagging system makes it quick and easy for you to find the information you’re looking for. Plus, if you have any questions about a flag, you can always contact your dedicated client success manager to walk through your proctoring reports. With our flagging system, you can be sure that you’ll always have a streamlined (and colorful) review.