Online Proctoring with Honorlock

Online Proctoring with HonorlockStudent PrivacyFrequently Asked Questions

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If your exam is within the Brightspace Quiz tool – use Honorlock

If your exam is at a third party site – use Honorlock Universal

Honorlock System Requirements & System Test

Honorlock Proctoring

Honorlock is an online proctoring solution offered by Pellissippi State Community College. Honorlock records the exam session allowing students to test at their convenience. Honorlock is completely on-demand so students can log in to take their exam at any time of the day. Exam incidents will be reported back to PSTCC faculty. Honorlock does not require students to install any software or create any logins.

Honorlock features include:

  • –  No scheduling appointments required
  • –  No software to install
  • –  24/7 support for faculty and students
  • –  On-Demand proctoring
  • –  No additional logins
  • –  Patented mobile-device prevention technology

Using Honorlock

Download the Chrome Extension

Prior to starting your first exam that is proctored by Honorlock, you will need to download the Honorlock Google Chrome extension (you should only need to complete this process once each time you use a computer to take an exam). Note: You can only use the Google Chrome browser to take exams that are proctored by Honorlock.

  1. Open a course site that is using Honorlock. Click the Honorlock toolbar link.
  2. You will see the Honorlock Chrome Extension window. Check the “I agree…” box and click the blue Get Started button.
  3. A tab with the Chrome Web Store will appear. Click the blue Add to Chrome button.
  4. Click the Add extension button. You will receive a confirmation message that the extension has been added. You are now ready to take exams that are proctored using Honorlock.

Honorlock Minimum System Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2020,​ Honorlock is updating their Minimum System Requirements and will no longer support Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OSX 10.11, or Mac OSX 10.12. After July 1, you can find the updated Minimum System Requirements, as well as a system compatibility test, at Honorlock’s support page.

Necessary Resources

You will need to ensure that you have the following resources on-hand prior to starting an exam:

  • Government issued photo ID (or Student photo ID).
  • Working web camera and microphone
  • Stable internet connection.
  • Google Chrome browser (ensure pop-up blocker has been disabled)
  • Any additional resources allowed by your instructor, such as scratch paper or a calculator

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Protect Your Privacy

More information about privacy protection is posted on the Student Privacy and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Here are a couple of simple actions you can take to further protect your privacy:

  • If possible, when taking your test, select a simply decorated room.
  • Use your Pellissippi ID rather than your driver’s license or government ID. If you need to use a government issued ID you can cover information such as license number and address. All your instructor needs to see is your name and picture.
  • Remember, only your instructor will review your testing session, no one else will see the recording.  
  • Student Privacy information from Honorlock

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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director


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