I took an online exam a month ago and ran into some technical issues which caused me to do it on another device. I realize now that this can be seen as academic misconduct since it shows me leaving the test page quite a few times near the end and going on the LMS. A month has already passed after the exam and my final grade is out. Should I still contact the instructor in the circumstance that they look back on completed courses to spot for signs of cheating, or is this just overthinking on my end? This has been on my mind a lot and I would like some advice as to whether I am overthinking this one issue. I’ve been reading about Some people getting accused months later have been giving me anxiety since I do not want to be falsely accused, and I would like to know how often this happens and whether I should reach out to the prof, or is this unnecessary for my case since all I struggled with were technical problems.
Teachers usually understand that technical issues come up, and yours probably already saw what happened and figured that it wasn’t a big deal. Especially if your test wasn’t proctored or recorded I would think that leaving the test browser is one of the lesser signs of cheating they would be looking for. As for people being accused months after finishing their class, I’ve personally never heard of it and would imagine that your justification will be just as reasonable if you do end up in such a situation sometime down the line.