Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

I want access to the premium version as an individual. Can I pay for it myself?

At this time, we're only offering the premium version of Brisk to school partners.

If Brisk is free, how will you make money?

Brisk Teaching will always be free for teachers. As we expand the Brisk feature set, there will be premium features that make sense to sell directly to schools. This premium version will be how Brisk makes money. See Plans for more information.

I'm a school leader. How can I bring Brisk to my school?

Reach out to us at partner@briskteaching.com to schedule a demo. You can also schedule time directly with us here.

What is Brisk's privacy policy?

Brisk is FERPA compliant and has signed the Student Data Privacy Pledge. You can find our privacy policy here. Please email privacy@briskteaching.com if you have any questions.

What tools can I use with Brisk Teaching?

Brisk integrates with Google Assignments embedded within Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom and Google Docs. We are working on integrations with other tools, such as Google Slides, Forms, and Microsoft Teams. If you have a specific integration request, please reach out to us at hello@briskteaching.com

Brisk is blocked on my school network. How do I enable it?

AI-Writing Detection Questions

How does Brisk AI-Detection work?

Brisk uses an AI detection algorithm to determine the probability that an essay was generated using AI. The detector analyzes the structure, syntax, and other linguistic features of the text to differentiate between human writing and machine-generated writing. Brisk also counts the number of document versions in Google Docs to estimate the amount of time a student spent writing the assignment.

How can I use the AI-writing detection score?

Brisk's AI detector data can be used to flag work for further review and investigation. It should be used as part of a holistic approach to reviewing student work, and teachers should also leverage other resources, such as Google Docs version history and student questioning, to understand how an assignment was completed.

What is an “edit?” How can I use edit count information?

Google Docs takes a snapshot of the content of a document every time it changes to provide the version history of a document. We surface the number of versions to help you gauge the effort that a student put into an assignment. We are in the process of developing a more interpretable metric, such as “estimated time spent writing.” In the mean-time, we would suggest comparing the edit count of different students' assignments to build an intuition for what is a suspiciously low edit count (one student scored 50 on an assignment whereas other students scores 2000+). In those cases, we recommend running the AI-Writing detector.

What should I do if I'm concerned that a student has used AI to generate responses to an assignment?

If there is a possibility that students inappropriately used AI, then a teacher should investigate further in accordance with their school's academic integrity policy flag work for further review and investigation. If you suspect that a student has used AI to generate responses to an assignment, it is important to handle the situation with care and responsibility. You can use Brisk's AI detector to flag the work for further investigation, but you should also gather additional evidence and ask the student questions to confirm your suspicions. It is important to avoid making formal accusations based solely on the results of the AI detector, as it is not foolproof.

I know for a fact that an assignment was AI-generated, but your detector says it wasn't.

Brisk's AI detector is not perfect, and there may be cases where it does not accurately detect AI-generated writing. In these cases, it is important to gather additional evidence and use other resources, such as Google Docs version history, to confirm your suspicions. It is also important to keep in mind that AI technology is constantly evolving, and Brisk's detector may become more accurate over time.

Have an unanswered question?

Reach out at hello@briskteaching.com