EPD - Online Proctoring - Honorlock Information for Students

Honorlock is the UW-Madison supported digital proctoring tool.

To get started, you will need Google Chrome and download the Honorlock Chrome Extension. UW-Madison recommends creating a new Chrome profile to use during assessments with Honorlock. This profile creates a fresh version of Google Chrome, free of all existing data, and, when finished, students can simply switch back to the default profile. This is an added security measure but no data is tracked or stored outside of FERPA related use during the exam period. 

 When you are ready to complete your assessment, log into Canvas, go to your course, and click on your exam. Clicking "Launch Proctoring" will begin the Honorlock authentication process, where you will take a picture of yourself, show your ID, and complete a scan of your room. Honorlock will be recording your exam session through your webcam, microphone, and recording your screen. Honorlock also has an integrity algorithm that can detect search-engine use, so please do not attempt to search for answers, even if it's on a secondary device.

If you are taking a proctored exam in a setting that requires a mask, Honorlock may ask you to briefly slide the mask down for identity verification prior to the start of your exam.

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