Honorlock Instructor Guide

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Enabling Honorlock in Your Course Site

  1. If you do not see the Honorlock tool in the left-hand toolbar of your course site, you will need to enable it prior to enabling Honorlock for a particular exam. In your Canvas course site, click Settings.
  2. Click the Navigation tab.
  3. Drag Honorlock from bottom menu into top menu by clicking on the three dots to the right.
Screen capture indicating how to enable Honorlock in a course site
  1. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
Screen capture indicating how to save settings for Honorlock in a course site

Note: If you receive an error message when you click on the Honorlock tool in the left-hand navigation panel, please contact the Helpdesk via the contact information in the Helpful Resources section.

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Enabling Honorlock for an Exam

  1. In your Canvas course site, click Honorlock in the left-hand toolbar. If you do not see Honorlock, see the Enabling Honorlock in Your Course Site section. Note: the first time you access Honorlock, you will need to click the blue Authorize button to link your account to Honorlock.
Screen capture of the Canvas menu with an arrow pointing to Honorlock
Screen capture of the Honorlock Developer Key dialog box with an arrow indicating the Authorize button
  1. In the Honorlock window, view the listing of exams that are available for that course site. Click the blue Enable button for the exam you wish to enable for Honorlock proctoring.
Screen capture of Honorlock's listing of exams with an arrow pointing to an Enable button
  1. View and adjust as needed any of the exam proctoring options (see Explanation of Proctoring Settings section for more information). Note: For most exams, instructors can keep the default option settings.
  1. Add any additional instructions or accommodation notes in the respective boxes as needed. The additional guidelines will be used by any live proctors who might spot-check during your exam period, so be sure include any special exam guidelines, such as use of scratch paper, or student time accommodations such as 2x time.

Note: While you can indeed have students use hand-held calculators or scratch paper, or have your exam be open-note or open-book, doing so will generate exam integrity issues that you will need to review during the Exam Review process. See the Viewing Honorlock Proctoring Results section of this guide for more information on that process.

  1. Once all settings, instructions, and guidelines are complete, click the “Enable” button on the bottom right area of the page.
Screen capture showing Honorlock exam proctoring settings, student guidelines, and the Enable button at the bottom
  1. Your exam is now enabled for Honorlock proctoring. You can click the Settings button to adjust any of the proctoring option settings.
Screen capture of an exam in the list now with Results and Settings buttons, with an arrow pointing to the latter

Note: Once you complete this process and view the exam on Canvas, you will notice that Honorlock auto-generates a random-access code (or password) for your exam within Canvas. You will know it is a password generated by Honorlock as it will begin with “HL_NO_EDIT_” followed by a series of eight letters and numbers. Do not delete or edit that access code, or provide it to students. Honorlock accesses that code to perform the authentication process for each student who takes an exam that is proctored by Honorlock. If a student has trouble accessing the exam, do not provide the access code to the student. Have the student confirm that they are using Google Chrome, then have them contact Honorlock support.

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Explanation of Honorlock Proctoring Settings

Record Webcam

The student’s webcam will be used to record the student and their surroundings during the exam session.
Recommended: Yes

Record Screen

The student’s entire screen will be recorded throughout the exam session.
Recommended: Yes

Record Web Traffic

The student’s web activity will be logged and captured throughout the exam session.
Recommended: Yes

Student Photo

During the pre-exam verification process, a photo will be taken of the student’s face to verify the test-taker’s identify.
Recommended: Yes

Student ID

During the verification process, a photo will be taken of the student’s school ID (or other government issued ID) to verify the test-taker’s name and identify.
Recommended: Yes

Room Scan

During the verification process, students will rotate their camera 360 degrees, scanning their room and desk area to ensure no unauthorized people or items are in the testing environment.
Recommended: Yes

Manual Review

A manual review of the exam session will be completed by an Honorlock proctor.
Recommended: Not available; review of exam proctoring sessions must be provided by UF instructor or other member of the teaching team

Basic Calculator

During the exam, students will be able to access and use an on-screen basic, four-function calculator.
Recommended: Yes, if applicable to exam content

Scientific Calculator

During the exam, students will be able to access and use an on-screen scientific calculator.
Recommended: Yes, if applicable to exam content

Disable Copy/Paste

Students will not be able to copy or paste during the exam to prevent unauthorized distribution of test content.
Recommended: Yes, if students do not need access to other apps such as Excel or Word

Disable Printing

Students will be prevented from printing the test pages during the exam session to prevent unauthorized distribution of test content.
Recommended: Yes

Browser Guard

The student’s computer will be locked down during the exam session to non-exam-related activity, which prevents students from accessing additional browser windows and other applications.
Recommended: Yes, except if students need to download and re-upload files as part of the exam.

Note: Due to a recent Canvas update, Honorlock will pause the exam if students try to download a file during the exam. Be sure to link any files that need to be opened into the instructions box (not into a question) and remind students to open the Excel file before beginning the quiz.

Screen capture of the Honorlock Final Exam instructions with an arrow pointing to the link to download the Excel worksheet before you start the exam

Allowed Site URLs

Students will be able to access webpages other than their course site during the exam session.
Recommended: Yes, if applicable to exam content

Simulated - Not Proctored

Students will be able to complete an exam that uses a simulated proctoring experience.
Not Recommended: only use for practice exams, since no post-exam report or actual audio or visual recording will be completed with this option

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Explanation of Honorlock Student Guidelines

Note: Enabling any of these settings may compromise the integrity of the exam, as these settings all allow a more flexible—and less controlled—exam environment. If you need to include any of these settings for an individual student but not for the whole class, make note of this in the accommodations box, but leave the setting disabled. Enabling any of these settings enables it for the whole class. If you would like additional guidance on Student Guidelines settings, please email the Teaching & Learning Center.

Open Book Allowed

Students will be allowed to access and interact with a hard copy book or textbook during the exam.

Notes Allowed

Students will be allowed to reference pre-written or pre-printed notes.

Scratch Paper Allowed

Students will be allowed to write on scratch paper during the exam.
Recommended: Specify how many sheets of paper your students are allowed to use during the exam in the “Additional Instructions” text field, as well as in your exam directions on Canvas.

Restroom Breaks Allowed

Students will be allowed to temporarily leave the testing area to use the restroom.

Handheld Calculator Allowed

Students will be allowed to use a handheld calculator during the exam.
Recommended: Yes, if applicable to exam content. Example use case includes need of financial calculator instead of a basic, or scientific, calculator.

Headphones Allowed

Students will be allowed to wear headphones during the exam.

Hats Allowed

Students will be allowed to wear hats during the exam.

Take Exam in Public Area

Students will be allowed to take their exam in public areas where there may be people or other moving objects in the background.

Background Noise Allowed

Students would be able to take their exam in areas where there may be outside noise, such as music, other individuals chatting, etc.

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View Honorlock Proctoring Results

  1. To view the results from Honorlock proctoring for an exam, click the Results button.
Screen capture of an exam in the list now with Results and Settings buttons, with an arrow pointing to the former
  1. In the Exam Results window, you can view the User, Student ID, Exam Start date and time, Exam End date and time, Incident Level, and Session Details for each test-taker. If you would like to view the proctoring session for a particular student, click the View Session button.
Screen capture of Honorlock Exam Results with an arrow pointing to a View Session button
  1. You will then be able to view video from the proctoring session that includes both a screen capture and a recording of the student while they are taking the exam. A timeline summary of various exam-related events is available in the bottom right of the View Session screen.
Screen capture showing an Honorlock proctoring session with a screen capture and video of the student as well as a timeline summary of exam-related events
  1. You can also click the “Summary Report” button to access a full summary of Honorlock’s Violation & Incident Analysis report.
Screen capture of Honorlock Exam Results with an arrow pointing to the View Report button
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Helpful Resources

  • Honorlock Support: 844-841-5625 or Honorlock’s support team website
  • UF Helpdesk Support: 352-392-4357, option 3 for support from the UF Computing Help Desk with browser or Canvas questions
  • Warrington Teaching & Learning Center email for Honorlock recommendations from the instructional designers at the Teaching & Learning Center