Honorlock Standard Exam Guidelines

2 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

When configuring your exam in Honorlock, you can enable specific proctoring guidelines. These guidelines are used by the proctors when reviewing your students in their exams. If a faculty member provides no testing guidelines, our proctors will abide by the following proctoring guidelines:

Testing Area​: 

  • Lighting in the room must be bright enough to show the student's face and the surrounding area in a clear and detailed manner. 
  • Students should be seated at a desk or table. Laying down in bed or elsewhere when taking the exam is not allowed.
  • Students should clear their desk or table of all other materials (e.g., books, papers, notebooks, calculators, etc.) 
  • Students must show the work area as well as the entire room during the room scan. 
  • No visible writing on the desk or walls is permitted.
  • All third-party programs and windows (websites, Excel, Word, etc.) on the testing computer must be closed before logging into the proctored test environment. 
  • Loud music, television, or other distractions playing in the background are prohibited. 
  • No other people or parties aside from the exam taker is permitted near the testing environment, and all communication between the exam taker and other people is prohibited.

Testing Behavior​: 

  • Students must not leave the room during the testing period at any time or take the computer into another room without Honorlock's permission.
  • No breaks will be permitted.
  • Use of hats, hoodies, headsets, or earplugs is prohibited.
  • Cell phone use is prohibited.
  • The student's face must remain within view of the camera at all times.
  • Honorlock will not add additional time for proctoring questions or technical issues encountered during the exam.
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