Honorlock Proctoring Settings

Below are the options and their explanation that can be enabled or disabled for your proctored exams.

Record Webcam Records HD video of the student’s face and testing environment using the webcam built into their device or external webcam.
Record Screen Records HD video of the exam taker’s laptop or desktop screen.
Record web traffic Logs and monitors the browser activity in Google Chrome during the exam.
Student Photo Requires the exam taker to take a still picture prior to taking their assessment.
Student ID Requires the exam taker to take a picture with their webcam of their government issued photo ID, or their student photo ID. Honorlock will ensure the name on the ID matches with the name within the LMS.
Room scan Requires that the exam taker show a 360degree view of their testing environment and there will be onscreen messaging informing them of this. If you are requesting your exam takers show certain items – blank scratch paper, their cell phone being placed out of reach, etc. use the Additional Instructions section below to detail out what you’d like your exam takers to do for the Room scan.
Calculators Allows basic or scientific calculator during the assessment.
Disable copy paste Prevents exam takers from copying exam content and pasting it outside of the assessment.
Disable printing Prevents access to the browser print function to print or export exam content.
Browser Guard Honorlock’s secure browser solution that prevents exam takers from accessing additional applications outside of Google Chrome. Any attempt to access external applications will generate an automated flag to be reviewed when reviewing exam taker results.
Whitelist URLs Grants access via another Chrome tab to any sites that you add in below. That could be a link to the e-textbook, DESMOS for an online graphing calculator, or a link to any other web page your exam takers will need to complete the assessment. When adding your URLs in the box below, please make sure you click “Add Site” for each page you’re granting access to. Please include the link to that site or resources within the question stem itself, or the exam instructions so students can click on it.
Simulated exam option This should only be used for low stakes or no stakes assessments, as it will simulate the proctoring experience, but there will be no recording or flagging to review after the session is complete.

Student Guidelines

Open Book Allowed Allows exam takers to utilize a physical book or e-book during their assessment. If allowing exam takers to use an e-book, you’ll need to include a link to that book in the Whitelist URLs section.
Notes Allowed Permits exam takers to reference any physical notes they have in a notebook, binder, etc.
Scratch Paper Allowed Exam takers can utilize multiple sheets of blank paper and a writing utensil during the assessment.
Restroom Breaks Allowed Permits exam takers to leave the webcam view for a short period of time. The exam taker’s session will be flagged if they choose to utilize this. We encourage you to add additional instructions around the duration or frequency exam takers can use the restroom so that our proctors can provide specific instructions to exam takers if you’d like to limit those breaks.
Handheld Calculator Indicates students can use a handheld calculator but not the calculator on their cell phone.
Hats Allowed Permits exam takers to wear a baseball hat or hoodie on their head during the assessment. Honorlock will always allow exam takers to wear religious head coverings during assessments.
Headphones Allowed Students can wear any headphones during their assessment.
Background Noise Allowed Permits exam takers to be in an environment where other people are talking, there’s excessive background noise, etc.
Take Exam in a Public Area Indicates that exam takers can complete their assessment in a coffee shop, library, etc. where other people are around them and noise is present. Exam takers cannot interact with the other people in the testing environment.

Accommodations with Honorlock
When enabling Honorlock for your assessment, you may need to provide specific accommodations to certain exam takers. The Accommodations section (as shown below) should be used and will only be visible to Honorlock proctors and support staff. Students will not be able to see the accommodations set for them and if necessary, should be alerted of their accommodations via email or other forms of communication.

Please note that only accommodations that relate to proctoring or authentication (Student Photo, ID Verification, Room Scan) should be listed here.

Accommodations concerning exam availability, time extensions, number of attempts, and extended due dates are all managed within the exam settings of your respective learning management system (Canvas, Blackboard, D2L). Honorlock does not have any control over these settings and therefore these accommodations should not be included here.
Here are some examples of appropriate accommodations to include when enabling Honorlock for your exam:
John Smith is allowed to use multiple monitors.
Jane Smith is allowed a 5-minute restroom break.
Joe Smith does not have a Photo ID, please bypass ID verification for him.

It is important to notify students that do have accommodations because they may need to be aware of their assigned accommodation. Students may need to reach out to our support/proctoring teams via Live Chat to notify our support team of an accommodation. Support will be able to reference the accommodations set and bypass an Honorlock authentication step if necessary.

An important note regarding camera-related accommodations. Due to the various AI face checks and photo steps, we are unable to support accommodation requests for students that do not have a webcam available on exams where webcam functionality has been required. If you have a student that is unable to use a camera for an exam, you can either provide the student a bypass code to bypass proctoring entirely (contact Honorlock for bypass code) or set up a separate exam for that student with all webcam functionality disabled (Camera, Student Photo, Room Scan, Student ID).