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Honorlock

Honorlock is an online remote proctoring tool that allows faculty to monitor students while taking online exams. It is an alternative solution exclusively for those students who have no choice but to use a ChromeBook, as ChromeBooks do not currently support the use of Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Due to limited licenses, Honorlock will only be available to be used by faculty with students that have no other option than to use a Chromebook. Survey students to find out what kind of computer they will have access to while taking a course(s). You will need to enter the precise number of ChromeBook users you have across all courses, not just one course. That number is needed to submit the Honorlock License Request Form.

Faculty MUST request an Honorlock License Request to have Honorlock enabled for course(s). Honorlock is only to be used for students that have no other option than to use a Chromebook, and only courses with those students can have Honorlock enabled.

Honorlock Knowledge Base & Technical Support

Faculty and students can learn more about at the Honorlock Knowledge Base .

If students have questions or technical difficulties they need to reach out to Honorlock Support within the exam environment or on the Honorlock Support web page .

Learn how to view Honorlock Exam Results .

Popular Topics

  • Add Honorlock to a Course
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    Faculty MUST request an Honorlock License Request to have Honorlock enabled for course(s). Honorlock is only to be used for students that have no other option than to use a Chromebook, and only courses with those students can have Honorlock enabled.

  • Give Students Access to Honorlock
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    Two versions of the exam will have to be created. One that will use Respondus LDB/Monitor and one that will use Honorlock. You will then use the Special Access feature to only allow the correct students into each version of the exam.

    1. Create the full exam with all questions and settings. You want to make sure this is completely finished before you duplicate it.
    2. In the Quizzes tool, click the checkbox to the left of the exam you created.
    3. Click the More Actions dropdown menu and choose Copy.
    4. Click on the Honorlock version of the exam.
    5. Click the Restrictions tab.
    6. Scroll to the bottom and select the Allow only users with special access to see this quiz option under the Special Access section.
    7. Click the Add Users to Special Access button.
    8. Place a check next to all the students who will be using this version of the exam.
    9. Click the Add Special Access button.
    10. Click Save and Close.
  • Enable Honorlock for an Exam
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    Two versions of the exam will have to be created. One that will use Respondus LDB/Monitor and one that will use Honorlock. You will then use the Special Access feature to only allow the correct students into each version of the exam.

    1. Click Assessments in the nav-bar and choose Honorlock. Here you will see all of your exams that are in the Western Online Quizzes tool.
    2. Click the Enable button on the right for the exam you want to enable this for.
    3. Use the Proctoring Settings to customize the exam experience. Use the checkmark icon for each one to activate or deactivate each option.
    4. Choose options under Student Guidelines to define what students can and cannot do during an exam.
    5. Use the Accommodations area to provide any special accommodations that may be necessary for some students.
    6. There are two options for Exam Visibility to determine whether students are able to view the exam outside of the exam dates. (It is recommended to set and use the dates within the Quiz itself)
      • No. use the dates on the exam to determine student view. (Recommended)
      • Yes, always show the exam in the student view.
    7. Once you have finished with the settings click the Enable button on the lower right.
  • Edit Honorlock Settings
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    Once you have enabled Honorlock for an exam, you can always go back in and make changes.

    • Click Assessments in the nav-bar and choose Honorlock.
    • Click the Settings button on the right.
    • Make your changes and click the Save button on the lower right.
  • Disable Honorlock
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    If you no longer want Honorlock enabled for an exam do the following:

    • Click Assessments in the nav-bar and choose Honorlock.
    • Click the Settings button on the right.
    • Click the Disable button on the lower right.
    • Click OK to confirm.
  • Set Up Honorlock Practice Exam
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    It is recommended that you have your students complete a practice exam in order to get familiar with the Honorlock process and the settings you will be using and work out any possible issues that may arise. You can create your own practice exam in D2L, or use the one provided by Honorlock. To use the Honorlock Practice Exam, do the following

    • Click Assessment in the navbar and choose Honorlock.
    • Click the 3 little dots icon on the upper right and choose Add Practice Exam.
    • Click the Download link to download the Honorlock_Practice_Test_D2L file.
    • Click Course Admin in the navbar.
    • Click the Import/Export/Copy Components link.
    • Scroll down and select the Import Components option.
    • Click Start.
    • Click the Upload button.
    • Choose the Honorlock_Practice_Test_D2L file and click Open.
    • Click the Import All Components button.
    • Once the import is complete, you will see the Honorlock Practice Exam in your Quizzes tool (Assessment > Quizzes).
    • Go back to the Honorlock screen (Assessment > Honorlock) to enable Honorlock for the Honorlock Practice Exam.

Tip Sheets

Honorlock Tip Sheet (Google Doc)

Video Tutorials

Add Honorlock to a Quiz or Exam
Honorlock Overview for Instructors
Honorlock Overview for Students