Best Practices for Preparing for and Taking an Honorlock Exam

Prior to Your First Exam

Prior to your first exam proctored using Honorlock:

  • Review the Honorlock Student Guide, including the walk-through video.
    Download and install the Honorlock extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  • Ensure that Chrome is not blocking third-party cookies and that the Chrome pop-up blocker is disabled.
  • Restart your computer to create the best opportunity for a good connection and faster upload/download speed; do not open any extraneous programs or apps.
  • Reme​​mber that you cannot use your phone, iPad, or other device to complete a quiz or exam on Canvas. Whether you use a browser or the Canvas app, Canvas will not save a quiz or exam attempt submitted via a mobile device.​

Prior to Each Exam

To ensure that you can successfully complete the Honorlock authentication process, as well as your exam, prior to each exam, ensure that you have all:

  • Resources required by Honorlock, such as a government-issued photo ID or UF ID (see Honorlock Student Guide for full list).
  • Resources allowed by your instructor, such as scratch paper.
  • Exam area requirements, such as a desk or table cleared of all materials not used during the exam (see Honorlock Student Guide for full list).

Note: Be sure that you start the exam within the exam start window as directed by your instructor. You cannot rely on the End and Due date found on Canvas to accurately convey your allowed exam start window.

Take your exams at home

UF will rely on a “Test-In-Place” plan this semester for online proctored exams. Each student is expected to use their place of residence – whether on or off campus – for scheduled online exams. To successfully complete an online proctored exam, students need a quiet space with adequate lighting, no distractions and a strong internet connection. If you cannot secure a space with the above requirements, please contact your faculty member at least 72 hours before your exam (preferably as soon as possible).

Warrington College of Business instructors are willing to accommodate student needs but must know of those needs in advance. Some campus resources for testing space include 16 Heavener Hall study rooms (see reservation availability here), UF Libraries (see location and hours here) and the Reitz Union. Marston Science Library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. — 1 a.m., on Friday from 8 a.m. — 11 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. — 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. — 1 a.m. Library West has 10 testing booths available for reservation here, and reservations can be made for times Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. Please follow the specific directions of your course instructor with regard to exam times and expectations.

As a last resort, if students are unable to secure their own space to test, special on-campus accommodations have been designated and made available including Carleton Auditorium, weeknights from 5-10:10 p.m. On-campus space reservations may be made here.

For specific questions regarding any online proctored exam, students are asked to contact their course instructor in advance of their scheduled test date.

Honorlock Guidelines in Study Rooms

Honorlock considers Heavener study rooms as an acceptable location for students to take exams. However, it is important that students orient themselves in a specific way. In order to be in accordance with Honorlock guidelines in the study rooms, students must take their exam while facing the glass wall in the room with the mural wall to their immediate left or right.


Be sure to inform your instructor at least one week prior to the exam if you have exam accommodations on record with the DRC.

During the Exam

To avoid getting flagged for a post-exam integrity review, try to:

  • Avoid any artwork or images behind you that include faces.
  • Avoid speaking aloud during the exam.
  • Only use allowed resources, as outlined by your instructor.

Tech Support

Questions about completing an exam that is proctored by Honorlock? While in the exam, you can access the live chat option provided in the 24/7 Proctoring Support section of the right-hand toolbar. You can also access Honorlock’s live chat by clicking the “Begin Live Chat” button found on the Honorlock Support page. In addition, you can call 352-392-4357 for support from the UF Computing Help Desk.