Honorlock is an online proctoring tool available to FCC faculty to enable on tests at no cost to the student. The College has purchased a premium version of this service with features that prevent and detect academic dishonesty and deter students from academic misconduct while testing such as:
Honorlock verifies the identity of students and monitors them as they test remotely. The student's webcam records HD video of the student’s face and testing environment. The student’s screen is also recorded to track activity during the exam even if it is on a secondary device! Certain student behaviors will raise flags during the testing session, ratings will appear on the flags (low, medium, high, and Pop-In), and timestamps are provided for faculty review.
Honorlock provides a balance between academic integrity and student access. It allows for increased engagement of diverse student populations by providing a means for taking tests remotely while upholding high academic integrity standards. Customizable proctoring settings also support flex models for teaching, students with testing accommodations, and allow for secure exam delivery.
Please note that the Chrome browser is required for all activities related to Honorlock.
When using Honorlock, there are four main proctoring components to consider applying to your tests:
1. Proctoring Settings allow faculty to customize their proctoring levels to reduce over-flagging behaviors detected by the proctor.
2. Student Guidelines inform students of what is allowed and not allowed during the testing session.
3. Accommodations for students with testing accommodations, as indicated on their Student Success Plans. You may also notate the names of students whose valid photo ID does not match the name listed in Blackboard who may need manual ID verification by the Honorlock proctor.
4. Exam visibility ensures Honorlock always uses the dates on the exam to determine when students can see it in Blackboard when this option has "No" selected (keep it this way).
01:43 Video Start, Add Honorlock LTI to Course
05:14 Enable Exam
05:54 Descriptions of Honorlock Proctoring Settings
15:08 Allowing Site URLs (Proctoring Settings)
16:41 Adding Practice Exam to Course
17:48 Student Guidelines
24:50 Exam Visibility
25:53 Exam Profiles Option (save proctor settings on future exams)
32:57 Honorlock Session Viewer Overview
34:57 Viewing a Single Session
36:43 Reviewing Flags
40:10 Summary Report
During the faculty review of testing sessions, use the Summary Report feature in Honorlock to identify students with high- and Proctor Pop-In -level flags. Review the webcam and screen recordings to determine whether an academic violation or student misconduct action has occurred.
Use the Student Incident Behavior Report Form to document or report incidents:
Install Honorlock Chrome Browser Extension before you launch your first exam.
Valid Photo ID is required!
FCC Student ID card or Government-issued ID is preferred.
If your name on your ID does not match your name in Blackboard, inform your instructor in advance.
MacOSX 10.13 and higher
ChromeOS 84 and higher
Google Chrome version 93 and higher
1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
Functional webcam and microphone (integrated or external)
Check System Requirements: To check if your device meets minimum system requirements, select link and scroll down to the "Run System Check" button.
At-Home exams are video and audio recorded.
During check-in, you will be asked to show your workspace to ensure it is free from unapproved aids.
Before joining your at-home testing session, you should remove any personal or unapproved items from the testing area.
If you have privacy concerns, please inquire with your instructor about alternative testing options well in-advance of the exam. This will allow the instructor time to set up the exam at the FCC Testing Center or alternative testing center located near you (please be advised that alternative testing center locations may charge a fee for testing at their facility).
FCC selected Honorlock, among many other remote/online proctoring vendor options, with careful consideration to student privacy. Honorlock’s student privacy statement is transparent, courteous, and easy to understand.
Honorlock is only used through the Chrome extension and it does not abuse or leverage data to sell to companies. There is an indicator on the Honorlock Chrome extension that shows when it is monitoring which is only done during the exam.
Here are easy, proactive strategies that you can do to safeguard your privacy and give you additional peace of mind:
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