Honorlock - Using Honorlock as a Lockdown Browser

This document outlines how to use Honorlock as a lockdown browser.


Honorlock has a variety of options available to customize the test-taking experience as outlined in this Honorlock Knowledgebase document. Instructors can enable several combinations of these options, including only implementing Honorlock’s lockdown browser feature called Browser Guard. Follow the steps outlined below to implement Honorlock as a lockdown browser in your course.

Setting up Honorlock as a Lockdown Browser

  1. Enable Honorlock in your course as outlined in Honorlock - Enabling Honorlock in Canvas (Instructor).
  2. Build your Canvas quiz or set it up in your third-party assessment tool.
  3. Enable your exam in Honorlock.
  4. When selecting your proctoring settings for the lockdown browser, Honorlock recommends enabling the following options to maximize exam integrity:
    • Record Screen: Honorlock will record the student's screen and flag any suspicious behavior for instructor review.
    • Record Web Traffic: Honorlock will record any websites the student attempts to visit or successfully visits and flag any attempts to visit non-approved URLs.
    • Disable Copy/Paste: Prevents students from copying and pasting exam content
    • Disable Printing: Prevents students from printing or saving exam questions as a PDF
    • Single Display: Prevents students from having multiple monitors connected to their computer
    • Browser Guard: Closes all tabs except the exam, prevents student from accessing unapproved websites, prevents students from accessing other applications on their computer
    • Instructors can add approved websites that students can access during the exam using the Whitelist URLs option.
      Proctoring settings options in Honorlock for lock down browser

Lockdown Browser Considerations

When using Honorlock as a lockdown browser, please keep the following in mind.
  • If you are using Honorlock with a third-party tool that is accessed outside of Canvas, please whitelist the exam's URL.
  • When used as a lockdown browser, Honorlock does not provide any webcam or audio monitoring of the student.
  • Honorlock's Browser Guard forces students to close all other browser tabs prior to starting the exam, but it does not force students to close other applications on their computer. Students can have other applications open, but Browser Guard prevents students from accessing other applications by always pulling the Chrome Browser to the 'front' of the screen.
    • There is a known issue where students on Windows computers are able to navigate to other applications using keyboard shortcuts. Honorlock is working to resolve this issue. We recommend enabling the Record Screen option so any attempts to access applications are flagged by Honorlock's AI.
  • We recommend providing your students with a list of approved URLs prior to the exam, or adding the URLs as a 'Text (no question)' content type in your Canvas quiz. Doing so ensures your students can easily access allowed materials.




Keywords:Honorlock, honor lock, proctoring, online proctoring, remote proctoring, academic integrity, exam, finals, test, midterm, quiz, lockdown browser, lock down browser, settings for lockdown browser   Doc ID:104635
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2020-08-04 14:15 CDTUpdated:2020-09-01 10:10 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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