Honorlock Resources

Faculty can find everything they need to know about Honorlock, FCC's new online proctoring tool.

Honorlock Live Chat - 24/7 Support for Faculty and Students

Honorlock support is available 24/7/365. If you encounter any issues, you may contact them through live chat on the support page or within the exam itself.
Some helpful guides you should review are Honorlock MSRsStudent FAQHonorlock Knowledge Base, and How to Use Honorlock

Important Information for Students

Install Honorlock Chrome Browser Extension before you launch your first exam.
A test that is Honorlock-enabled will appear with the Honorlock logo within the course site.

What is Honorlock?

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:

  1. Live Pop-In - Real-time, on-demand, human assistance during exams to support students and reduce exam anxiety. 
  2. Search & Destroy - Removes exam content that has been leaked on 3rd party websites like Chegg and CourseHero.  
  3. Patent Multi-Device Detection - Honorlock is the only solution that can detect the use of secondary devices used to access answers to exam questions.

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. 

A checkmark centered in the outline of a shield with the word Honorlock below it.

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Faculty Resources

Be sure to make your expectations clear to students who are testing remotely!

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).

Faculty Demo

Mastering Honorlock

Did you miss the Mastering Honorlock series so far this term? No problem! We have the recordings for you.

Using Honorlock with Blackboard (Recorded 9/11)

  • Passcode: H0n0rl0ck!

Using Honorlock with Universal/3rd Party Websites (Recorded 9/14)

  • Passcode: H0n0rl0ck!

Learning Outcomes from these webinars:

  • Understand how Honorlock works for your assessments from both the faculty and student perspective
  • Learn how to enable Honorlock's customizable exam settings to align with your academic integrity goals
  • Master how to review results for any Honorlock assessment through robust exam reporting tools
  • Implement shared best practices to reduce student exam anxiety and ensure a seamless experience

Check out the Employee Development Calendar to see more Mastering Honorlock webinar offerings. If you register for the webinar, but cannot attend, a recording will be sent out to you shortly after. 

Reporting Student Incident Behavior

Student Incident Behavior Report Form is the preferred method for reporting student misconduct.

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:

  • Document the nature of the report as "Academic Integrity Violation."
  • Include Date and Time of Incident, Location (if known, otherwise "Remote" is sufficient), and name involved parties.
  • Under Code of Conduct, check box "Facilitation of Violation of Academic Integrity," and check remaining boxes, as appropriate.
  • Submit a factual description of the incident and attach any screenshots, videos, or other evidence that support the claim (use Honorlock's Exam Session viewer to gather this information).
It is important to note that the presence of flags raised during a testing session is not automatic grounds for academic integrity violation or student misconduct.  Flags are color-coded and tiered for quick identification on the Faculty Review Summary.


Information to Share with Students


Install Honorlock Chrome Browser Extension before you launch your first exam.

Valid Photo ID may be 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.



Operating System:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • MacOSX 10.14 and higher
  • ChromeOS 


  • Google Chrome version 110 

Internet Speed

  • 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload


Note: Currently, Honorlock is incompatible with: 

  • iPads
  • Walmart Branded Camera (Onn)
  • Amcrest
  • Logitech C920 and Logitech C270 Cameras

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). Appointments required and students may self-register online.


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:

  • Installing the extension for the exam, and uninstalling after (it takes less than 30 seconds which is another reason we selected this vendor, it’s basically out of the box ready to use).
  • Create a profile in Google Chrome that is only used for testing so that auto-saved data is never available to Honorlock, ever.
  • Take your test at the Gladhill Learning Commons with Honorlock-ready laptops or use your own compatible device.
    • Laptops are not available for check-out but may be used during the Learning Commons' Hours of Operation, anywhere within the space. Private testing rooms are not available but quiet area with study carrells can be used for anyone needing to take an Honorlock-enabled test. 
Live Proctor Pop-In will appear to assist students in real-time during testing.

Student View of Live Proctor Pop-In to assist student in real-time during testing. A browser window appears  with Honorlock logo and message stating "Your exam has been paused."  Exam Guidelines in this example include not allowed items open book, notes, scratch paper, restroom breaks, handheld calculator, headphones, hats. This exam example does not allow the exam to be taken in a Public Area or Background Noise.  A "Now Chatting" chat window appears with a message from the Live Pop-In Proctor canned message: "Hi! I'm reviewing your session now, be with you in a moment." A new message appears "Hello, I'm Ariel, and I am your Honorlock proctor."

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