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Honorlock - Add extended time and accommodate timed assessments

This document summarizes the steps for providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in Honorlock. This document also includes ways instructors can support the student in the online proctoring experience.

Honorlock is an online auto-proctoring tool that can be linked to quizzes in Canvas. It is important to consider accommodations for students prior to using Honorlock as the students' accommodations may generate additional flags for review and/or may conflict with standard instructions you provide to students taking the quiz.

This document is part of an Honorlock guide series, Honorlock - Implementing disability-related accommodations (Instructors)or view the following steps for implementing Student Accommodations using Honorlock.

Steps for Implementing Student Accommodations

  1. Review known issues and limitations of Honorlock
  2. Setting up accommodations or bypass proctoring in Honorlock
  3. Discuss accommodation plans with individual students
  4. Document individual accommodation plans
  5. Add extended time and accommodate timed assessments (this document)

Schedule and add approved extended time in Canvas

Instructors add extra time in Canvas Quizzes. Please note the exam access is controlled entirely by Canvas.  The Honorlock window will remain open until the student closes the window or the exam ends.

  • If the student is approved for breaks during timed assessments, be sure to include break time in the total Canvas quiz time and instruct the student to begin their exam early enough.  Unless otherwise specified in the Faculty Notification Letter, multiplying the student's total time (after any extended time is added) by 25% is a way to allow for breaks.
  • If a student needs to test at a different day/time (class conflict, morning/afternoon exams, one exam per day), needs a larger window to complete the exam due to extra time, or you need to reschedule an exam, you can use the Canvas Quizzes "Assign to" functionality on the quiz Edit screen to "+Add" a different day and/or time window than the rest of the class.

Timed assessment/testing/exam accommodation reference

The following is general guidance on timed assessment/testing/exam accommodations with Honorlock and Canvas.

  • Testing in Small Group, Testing Alone - 
    • If students cannot provide the space in their home environment necessary to support taking their exam, please contact the student’s McBurney Center Access Consultant.
  • Software and equiptment - 
    • Chair, furniture, assistive/adaptive technology, alternative keyboard or mouse, alternative lighting, calculator, CCTV/video magnifier, noise reduction device, use of a standard computer 
    • If students cannot provide the furniture or technology in their home environment necessary to support taking their exam, please contact the student’s McBurney Center Access Consultant.
  • One exam per day, morning/afternoon exam time - 
    • Work with your student to schedule their exam accordingly. 
    • Ensure exam times are correctly reflected in Canvas and reach out to the DoIT Help Desk with questions.  This is more difficult if you set a narrow exam window.
  • Breaks during Exams to Rest/Stretch - 
    • Work with your student to determine if they will need to leave their seat, view of the webcam, and/or the room.  
    • A general rule to is to increase their total time (after any extended time) by 25% to account for stop the clock breaks.
  • Breaks during Exams to use Restroom/Medical Device - 
    • Work with your student to determine if they will need to leave their seat, view of the webcam, and/or the room to use medical devices.  
    • A general rule is to increase their total time (after any extended time) by 25% to account for stop the clock breaks.
  • Access to Food/Beverage/Medication, Access to Personal/Medical/Technological Device
    • Work with your student to determine if they will need to leave their seat, view of the webcam, and/or the room.
  • Alternative Lighting for Exams
    • Honorlock encourages students to use brighter lighting levels for better ID and room scans, as well as for webcam recording and accuracy of AI flags. 
    • Some students may need dimmer lighting while taking an exam on a computer.
  • Enlarged or Braille printed exam accommodation - 
    • If a student needs their exam printed in large print or embossed in Braille, instructors should work with the McBurney Center Access Consultant to coordinate printing early enough for the student to take their exam at the scheduled time.
  • Scantron assistance
    • This accommodation is generally not applicable for online testing as this is commonly addressed by students answering directly on the exam.
    • There may be instances based on the exam format where an accommodation is still needed.
  • Personal assistant accommodation - 
    • Some students may require the use of a personal assistant or family member to navigate their physical space, or the technology they use, during their exam. 
    • Instructors should work with their student and the student's McBurney Center Access Consultant if personal assistance is needed so exam parameters and documentation can provide the student and the instructor with clear guidelines.
  • Other accommodations - 



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Keywords:Honorlock, Canvas accessibility, usability, accommodations, disability, people with disabilities, students, extended time, extra time, timed, assessment, quizzes, exams, tests, finals, final exams, COVID-Hono, COVID-19, sample practice   Doc ID:113398
Owner:Sandi A.Group:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability
Created:2021-09-01 13:06 CDTUpdated:2021-09-07 10:29 CDT
Sites:Campus IT Accessibility & Usability, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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