Taking an Honorlock Online Proctored Exam for Students

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NOTE: Honorlock is available by request only. To learn more, including associated fees, contact itsupport@umd.edu.

Honorlock continues to add features and upgrades to its platform which are outlined on the Honorlock Release Notes page.

The Honorlock online proctoring tool is meant to help prevent such academic honor violations as use of a false identity, unauthorized collaboration, use of unauthorized materials, and copying and distributing test items to others. See Honorlock Support for details about minimum operating system and browser requirements. The Honorlock FAQ provides more details related to the tool's compliance with university FERPA, privacy, and accommodation requirements. There is no university requirement that exams be delivered through Honorlock; the decision is at the discretion of individual faculty.

IMPORTANT: Certain student, faculty and staff information and privacy are protected by federal, state and other laws. Be sure you are meeting legal standards when using UMD audiovisual recording systems. Learn how to protect yourself and other UMD community members by reading this article on how to protect student privacy and personally-Identifiable Information in UMD audiovisual recording systems.


NOTE: Google Chrome is the only supported browser for Honorlock. With this update, students will no longer be able to install the Honorlock extension on other non-supported Chromium based browsers and there will be prompts redirecting students back to Google Chrome.

NOTE: You do not need to create an account or schedule an appointment in advance.


Taking an Honorlock exam

Prior to testing

Possible issues with enabling screen sharing permissions

Some users have encountered issues with Chrome and the newest Mac operating systems (Mac OS 12.3 and higher) when trying to enable screen sharing permissions. To help address this, see the following articles in advance prior to your next exam attempt.

If you need assistance in completing this process, Honorlock Support can be reached 24/7 by live chat or visiting honorlock.com/support.

When you are ready to test

  1. Login to ELMS-Canvas and navigate to your course.
  2. Navigate to your exam.
  3. Click Launch Proctoring to start the Honorlock authentication process. 
  4. Respond to the prompt to agree to Honorlock’s Terms of Service and data collection agreement by checking the two checkboxes. 
  5. Show your picture ID and use your webcam for a complete scan of the room if these requirements have been put in place by your instructor).
    NOTE: Honorlock 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.
  6. When you are finished, Submit your exam. Honorlock will automatically shutdown.



Honorlock support is available 24/7/365. If you encounter any issues, you may contact them by live chat,
phone (844-243-2500), and/or email (support@honorlock.com).  See these Honorlock resources to help you prepare to take an exam and understand best practices for successful test-taking.

If you encounter issues within ELMS-Canvas, contact UMD Support at itsupport@umd.edu or call 301-405-1500.