Browser Guard and Allowed Site URLs FAQ

2 min. readlast update: 04.19.2024

What is BrowserGuardTM

BrowserGuardTM is an Honorlock feature that provides enhanced exam security. It can be turned on with a simple click of a toggle in your Honorlock exam settings. When enabled, BrowserGuardTM will prevent test takers from accessing websites or browser tabs, using other applications, or resizing the test page window to less than 90% of the screen.

Please note that due to some operating system limitations, BrowserGuardTM will work to varying degrees. For additional details, please contact your Success Manager.

What if I want to allow test takers to use an ebook or other internet resource?

To allow test takers to access an ebook or other internet resource, Honorlock has an Allowed Site URLs toggle that faculty or exam administrators can enable. 

How do I allow website URLs?

To allow a website URL, first, enable 'Allowed Site URLs' and follow the onscreen instructions to add the allowed website(s). Please remember that the more granular the website URL, the better control over what content can be accessed. For example, if you want to limit test takers to one particular internet resource and not the entire website’s library, include the full URL link. 

 What if I want to allow test takers to use an application, like Microsoft Excel?

There may be times when administering an exam when a test taker needs access to different documents and resources. Honorlock allows you, as an exam administrator, to allow access that falls within your exam guidelines while still proctoring the exam. Please refer to this article for more information. 

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