The CodeSignal Product and Engineering teams have a spring in their step this month, and it has nothing to do with the changing of the seasons. For March, we're highlighting two practical advances:
- Enhancements in anti-cheating measures
- Participants can now change audio and video sources during an Interview
Enhancements in anti-cheating measures
The Product and Engineering teams are constantly working to deter and detect cheating and keep the CodeSignal platform fair and reliable. This month, we're introducing some enhancements to anti-cheating measures, including copy and paste deterrence and single-instance access.
We've improved our ability to detect copy and paste behaviors in the IDE. This will help highlight suspicious activity and make it easier to deter cheating via generative AI programs. With the increased concern in both educational and industrial environments over the use of tools like ChatGPT for cheating, having more insight into candidate actions and behaviors will be instrumental for maintaining the security and fairness of CodeSignal evaluations.
In addition, candidates will now only be able to access CodeSignal from a single tab. Single-instance access locks down the candidate's experience and helps CodeSignal improve data quality by allowing us to log assessment completion times more accurately. It also prevents candidates from having a peer log in and assist them on another device.
For information on another way CodeSignal works to deter cheating, take a look at this support article:
Participants can now change audio and video sources during an Interview
We're introducing source toggling for Interview participants who have dedicated external audio/video setups or who find their audio/video needs change during the interview. This new feature allows participants to change their audio/video source during the interview.
All participants in an Interview will now be able to modify which microphone or camera is being used from within the conference calling interface. While this increases flexibility for participants with multiple available audio and video devices, it also facilitates troubleshooting when a source stops working unexpectedly. As before, participants can mute audio or turn off video as desired.
Learn more about audio and video calling during interviews here:
- Connecting with your candidate via audio/video during interviews
- Adding a virtual background to your video call in CodeSignal
Here's a comprehensive list of everything else we pushed live in March, grouped by product area:
- Added option to filter Tech Screen sessions by current stage.
Pre-Screen - Test
- Added language in the diff view screen for Advanced Assessment questions to clarify that large files can't be viewed in the diff viewer.
- Standardized the "view diff" button in the IDE across all question types
- Tabs in the step-through debugger now collapse and uncollapse automatically
- Added option for interviewers to toggle off code execution in the "Settings" tab
- Updated Coding Reports to make all elements readable regardless of length
- Added permission that gives users visibility into results for only invitations they personally sent out