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 which uses a live proctor to intervene (Pop-In) at the moment behavior flags are raised in conjunction with the proctoring settings programmed into the test. 

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. 

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

Get started with Honorlock today!

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

Scrub through the Demo to find the information you need!

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
23:50 Accommodations
24:50 Exam Visibility
25:53 Exam Profiles Option (save proctor settings on future exams)
27:12 Questions
32:57 Honorlock Session Viewer Overview
34:57 Viewing a Single Session
36:43 Reviewing Flags
40:10 Summary Report

More videos from Honorlock Support

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 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.

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 
  • Windows 10 
  • MacOSX 10.13 and higher 
  • ChromeOS 84 and higher 
  • Google Chrome version 84 and higher 
Internet Speed:
  • 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
  • Functional webcam and microphone (integrated or external)
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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