Quizzes - Taking an Exam Using Honorlock

What is Honorlock?

Honorlock is an online exam proctoring service that is built right into eLearn using a Google Chrome extension. Honorlock will use your computer's webcam and microphone to ensure fair testing is done remotely. Quizzes with Honorlock enabled must be taken by using the Honorlock Google Chrome Extension which can be removed from Chrome after taking the quiz. Please see the video below and the attached Student Guide for more information on Honorlock.

How to take an eLearn quiz using Honorlock

To take a quiz using Honorlock you need to have a computer (Honorlock will NOT work on a phone) with the Chrome Browser, a computer camera/webcam, a microphone, and your state or school ID.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and navigate to your eLearn course.
  2. On the Evaluation tab click Honorlock Assessments
    Screenshot of the Evaluation tab open and the Honorlock Assessment option highlighted.

  3. Click the Launch button on the right side of the screen for the exam you are taking.
    Screenshot of the Launch button within the Honorlock Assessment page.
  4. Click Launch Proctoring
    Screenshot of the Launch Proctoring button within Honorlock Assessment.

  5. The first time you use Honorlock, you will be prompted to add the Honorlock Chrome extension. You will need to add this extension to take your quiz.
  6. Complete the authentication procedures.
    • Allow Honorlock to access your camera and microphone.
      Screenshot of the Allow microphone and camera pop-up box with the Allow button highlighted.
    • Take a photo of you
      Screenshot of a test-taker taking their picture for Honorlock.
    • Take a photo of your ID
      Screenshot of the process of taking a photo of a student ID for Honorlock.
  7. Complete a scan of the room using the computer camera/webcam.
    Screenshot of the Honorlock prompt to scan the test-taker's room.
  8. Click "Launch Screen Recording" and select the screen to share. Click Share after clicking on the correct screen.
    Screenshot of launch screen recording and choosing the correct screen to share.
  9. Review the quiz instructions.
  10. Remove resources not allowed by quiz instructions.
  11. Click "Click to Begin" at the bottom of your proctoring window to start your exam.
    Screenshot of the Click to Begin button in Honorlock.

How to Take a Third-party Exam

  1. Follow steps 1 through 10 above.
  2. When you see the "Insert Password" button, navigate to the exam on the third-party website where it is ready for the password to be entered.
  3. On the Honorlock screen click "Insert Password"
    Screenshot of the Honorlock third-party password enter box.
  4. Once the exam password has populated within the field, proceed to click on Submit (this button/verbiage could be slightly different depending on the third party).
  5. Start the exam.
  6. Once you are done with your exam, you can proceed to submit your test. Please note that the method for submitting your exam will vary based on the third-party platform being used. Once you have submitted your exam via the third party platform, click Exit Honorlock to end your proctoring session.
    Screenshot of the Submit Test and Exit options in a third-party Honorlock exam.
  7. Once you see the confirmation image below, you have successfully ended your proctoring session and no further action is required.
    Screenshot of the Ending proctoring session screen.

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

What do I need to know before taking my exam?

Ensure your computer is charged and has a strong internet connection. You can check your system at honorlock.com/support. Make sure to use Google Chrome when you log in to take your test. We recommend students take their exam in a quiet private location to limit potential flags and distractions.

Why do I need a photo ID? What forms of ID are acceptable?

We verify the photo and name on your ID to ensure you are the correct test taker. You can use any government issued (i.e. driver license, passport) or a student ID that has your photo.

What if something goes wrong during my exam?

Don’t worry, Honorlock offers technical support 24/7 to assist students before, during, and after their proctored tests. If you need any assistance, contact our support agents by phone or live chat. The support line for students is - 844-243-2500.

Why am I being prompted for an access code?

If you are being prompted for an access code you are most likely not in Google Chrome or you do not have the Honorlock Chrome Extension.

What is the Honorlock Chrome browser extension?

The Honorlock extension is a small program that modifies the Chrome web browser and not your computer. Nothing is installed on the computer. Students can remove the Honorlock Chrome extension as soon as their exam is submitted.

What equipment is needed?

You will need to have a working webcam, microphone, and either a laptop or desktop computer. Integrated or external USB will both work.

How is my privacy protected?

Honorlock is FERPA compliant and uses securely encrypted protocols to save and view all test taker assets. Honorlock's certified proctors and your institution's faculty are able to review test session videos until deleted based on the school's retention policy.

What about accessibility and students with special needs?

Honorlock is VPAT certified and fully accessible to students with special needs. Additionally, Honorlock works with screen readers if needed.

Does Honorlock determine who is cheating?

No. Honorlock simply reports back possible incidents. Ultimately, your instructor determines if cheating occurred by viewing the video recording.


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