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Academic Technology Launchpad: Honorlock

Computer and academic technology resources for students

 

  Honorlock is an online test proctoring tool available in your Blackboard courses.

  NEW Toolbar coming soon! Take a sneak peek here.

Introduction to Honorlock

Check to make sure your system is ready.

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • MacOSX 10.11 and higher
  • ChromeOS

Browser:

  • Google Chrome (minimum version 79)

Internet Speed:

  • 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Speed test  (click on this link from the device you wish to use)

Getting Started

After you've entered the exam page from your Blackboard course, complete the following steps to launch the Honorlock proctoring session:

1.) If you haven't already done so, you will be prompted to install the Honorlock Chrome extension. You cannot launch the proctoring session without it.

Honorlock Chrome Extension

2.) Launch the proctoring session and allow Honorlock permission to use your microphone and camera. 

Lauch proctoring 

Note: On a Mac, you may also need to change permissions settings in your computer's System Preferences to allow Google Chrome to access your camera, microphone and to share your screen. To do so, go to the Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy , then click Privacy. You'll need to make sure the box next to Google Chrome is checked under all three categories - Camera, Microphone and Screen Recording. You may need to click on the gold lock icon to make changes. If so, you'll be prompted to enter your computer's password. Make sure to close the lock back up to save changes.

3.) Complete the photo verification. You will be asked to take a selfie.

4.) Complete ID verification. You will need to scan your photo ID.

5.) Scan the room. You will need to use your camera to scan your work space.

Room scan

6.) Start the screen recording (if required by your instructor).

Screen recording

7.) Press the "Click to Begin" button. You will be directed back to your exam page in order to start taking your test.

Begin the exam