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BrowserGuard and Whitelisting FAQ

What is BrowserGuard? 

BrowserGuard 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, BrowserGuard will prevent your students from accessing websites or browser tabs, using other applications, or resizing the test page window to less than 90% of the screen.

What if I want to allow my students to use an ebook or other internet resource?

To allow students to access an ebook or other internet resource, Honorlock has a Whitelist toggle that faculty can enable.

How do I whitelist websites?

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


What if I want to allow my students to use an application, like Microsoft Excel?

In scenarios where you would want students to access applications outside their exam, we recommend turning off BrowserGuard. Honorlock will continue to record the student's desktop screen, and our AI will generate flags when the student's exam window loses focus, like when navigating to a specific application.