Instructor's Configuration Options in Honorlock


This article includes a list of locked and optional features that can be used in Honorlock, the University of Maryland's (UMD) online ID verification and proctoring tool.


List of different Honorlock configuration options and their functions
Configuration options Implication of instructor choice
Record webcam and audio This feature enables automated and pop-in human proctoring and communication. Faculty can additionally prompt a "failsafe retrieval" of images in lieu of video from a student session.  These are available when if a student has a poor internet connection when taking an exam; Honorlock saves still images of the exam taker rather than taking up bandwidth for a video. See "How to Retrieve Failsafe Images" for details.
Record screen This feature enables automated and pop-in proctoring of on-screen activity and provides the option to prompt a test-taker to disconnect any additional displays (such as dual monitors) to ensure only one screen is in use. Honorlock can only monitor/record one screen.
Record web traffic

If this is turned on, all internet activity will be monitored during the exam session.

If turned off, internet activity will not be monitored and proctors will not have a record of test-takers' internet activity.

Student photo

When enabled, this feature captures a photo of the test-taker’s face to verify their identity.

If "Record Webcam" is turned off, this feature should also be disabled.

Student ID

When enabled, a photo will be taken of the test-taker’s UMD ID (or other government issued ID) to verify their name and identity. This will be manually compared against the test-taker photo taken earlier if enabled.

If "Record Webcam" is turned off, this feature should also be disabled.

Room scan

When enabled, test-takers will rotate their Webcam 360 degrees, scanning their room and desk area. This will help proctors determine that no unauthorized people or materials are in the testing environment.

If "Record Webcam" is turned off, this feature should also be disabled.

Network speed test

When enabled, test-takers can run a network speed test to ensure that they meet the network requirements to take an Honorlock-enabled exam.

It is recommended that the speed test is used for the Practice Quiz.

On-screen calendar

When enabled, test-takers are allowed to use an on-screen calculator.

If turned off, an alert will be triggered when a test-taker uses an onscreen calculator and a proctor will pop-in.

Disable copy and paste

When enabled, test-takers will not be able to copy, paste or right click in Canvas during the exam.

Disable printing

When enabled, test-takers will be prevented from printing the test during the exam session.

Browser guard

When enabled, the test-taker’s browser is locked to ensure they cannot open new tabs, windows, or applications during the exam. This feature does not override or disable other Chrome extensions such as Google Translate or Grammarly that may be running in the background. The Honorlock AI does not detect such software.

Whitelist URLS

When enabled, faculty can give test-takers permission to visit specific websites while restricting them from visiting any other website during the exam session.