Cobra Learning: Honorlock Remote Proctoring

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Honorlock Instructor Guide

Honorlock is an online proctoring software that records a student as they take their exam from anywhere.  A live proctor at Honorlock will review the exam video to denote any irregularities and prepare a report, but the video will be available almost immediately for you to review personally.

Honorlock has some added features like "search and destroy", a proprietary technology that searches the web for your test questions and then files a takedown notice to the sites to protect your test.  Another feature is multiple device detection, in which the software can detect if the same questions are being search on another device at the time the student is in the exam.  

The cost to students for Honorlock is $10 per exam.

Table of Contents:

  1. Add Honorlock to Course
  2. Enable Honorlock Proctoring in Quiz
  3. Link Exam
  4. Proctoring Settings
  5. View Proctoring Results
  6. Disable Exam

Add Honorlock to Course

Navigate to your course in Cobra and click the Course Admin link in the navigation bar.

Course Admin link on nav bar


Select Navigation and Themes from the site setup section.

Navigation and Themes


Click on the Active navbar to edit it.

Edit the navbar


Note: If the active navbar is not clickable, copy the currently active navbar (or default) to create a copy and then make this new navbar the active one.

Copy the navbar


Make the active navbar


In the edit navbar page, click Add Link.

Add Links button


Select Honorlock from the Add Links form (will be listed under Custom Links) and then slect Add. Click Save and Close. (You may need to make this your active navbar, if it is not already). The Honorlock took should now be available on your course navbar.

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Enable Honorlock Proctoring in Quiz

Launch Honorlock by clicking the link on the navbar.

Launch Honorlock


The Honorlock instructor dashboard will load, automatically loading all quizzes within your Cobra course.

Honorlock Instructor Dashboard


To enable Honorlock on your quiz, simply click the Enable button next to the quiz you want proctored.

Enable button


Once the quiz has been enabled, you will need to link your Cobra quiz with Honorlock. (The first time you enable Honorlock, you may be routed through one of the setup processes shown below).

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Link Exam

To finalize setup of Honorlock proctoring in your Cobra quiz, you will need to Link your quiz with Honorlock. You can complete the link process either automatically or manually, depending on your browser.

If you're using Chrome, follow the automatic linking instructions below. If you're using Firefox, skip to the section on manual linking.

Begin the link process by either selecting Enable to turn proctoring on or Link Exam to link an already-enabled exam.

Automatic Linking

You can use Honorlock's custom tools to handle the linking process automatically. To do so, you will need to use the Google Chrome browser. In Chrome, click Add Extension to add the Honorlock Insturctor extension to your Chrome browser. This will launch the Chrome Web Store. Click Add to Chrome, then close the Chrome Web Store tab.

Add Extension


Click Link Exam to beging the automatic link process. As part of the link process, Honorlock will set an exam password and add some information to the exam description. The process should take about 10-15 seconds, and once complete your exam will be ready for Honorlock proctoring.

Link Exam


Note: Do NOT change this password in the quiz settings in Cobra.

Note: If you are using automatic linking through Chrome, you can skip to the section on Proctoring Settings.

Manual Linking

If you are using Firefox, once the link action is triggered, you will have the option to select the Manual or Automatic linking.

Manual setup


After selecting the Manual link setup, click Open Exam Settings Page in Step 2 to open the settings page for your corresponding Cobra quiz. Set Description.

HTML editor


Click Copy to Clipboard next to Description to copy the Honorlock info, then navigate to the exam settings page you just opened and find the section titled Description. Click on the HTML editor icon to edit the description as HTML. Paste the copied information into the HTML source editor text box (contents shoud look like iframe style.../iframe) then press Save. Ensure that the Description is set to ON.

Set Password. Scroll up to the top of the page and select the Restrictions tab.

Remove password


On the Dates and Restrictions page, scroll down to the Optional Advanced Restrictions section and locate the Password input field. Navigate back to the Honorlock tool (previous tab) and copy the password value. Paste this value into the Password field of your exam settings page (contents should like like HL-*****) and press Save.

Manually set password


When the access code and description have been added, navigate back to the Honorlock tool and select Done. Your exam is now ready for Honorlock proctoring.

Note: If you see the Link Exam button, then the associated exam is not set up correctly and is not ready for Honorlock proctoring. Click the Link Exam button to begin the link process.

Action required to link exam


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Proctoring Settings

Click the Settings button next to your enabled exam to view and edit your proctoring settings.

Settings button


Exam Options:

Option Description
Record Webcam Student's webcam will be recorded during the exam session.
Record Screen Student’s entire screen will be recorded throughout the exam session
Student Photo During the verification process, a photo will be taken of the student's face to verify the test-taker's identify.
Student ID During the verification process, a photo will be taken of the student's school ID (or other government issued ID) to verify the test-taker's name and identify.
360° Room Scan During the verification process, students will rotate their camera 360 degrees, scanning their room and desk area to ensure no unauthorized people or items are in the testing environment.
Disable Copy/Paste Students will not be able to copy, paste, or right click in Cobra during the exam. This helps prevent unauthorized distribution of test content.
Disable Printing Students will be prevented from printing the test pages during the exam session. This helps prevent unauthorized distribution of test content.
Single Display Students will have to unplug additional displays (such as dual monitors) so that only one screen is in use.
Manual Review Our human proctoring staff will manually review all student videos and flag any suspicious behaviors and deviations from test guidelines.
On-screen Calculator Students will be allowed to use a standard on-screen calculator during their exam.
Exam Guidelines Customizable exam guidelines to let our proctoring staff know what is allowed during the exam. For example, common guidelines would indicate "closed vs. open book" exams or whether physical calculators are allowed.

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View Proctoring Results

Click the Results button next to your enabled exam to view your exam proctoring results. From this page, you can view student test sessions and any incidents or violations.

View Results button


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Disable Exam

Click Settings to open the proctoring settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the proctoring settings and select Disable to disable proctoring in your exam.

Disable button


Next you will need to remove the Honorlock information from your Cobra quiz. You can complete the link process either automatically (using Google Chrome) or manually.

Automatic Disable

If you are using Chrome and have already added the Honorlock Instructor extension, then you will be able to do so automatically by clicking Disable Exam in the resulting pop-up window.

Disable exam message


Manual Disable

Disable exam steps


Click Open Exam Settings Page in Step 2 to open the settings page for your corresponding Cobra quiz.

Remove description. on the exam setting page find the section titled Description and select the yellow box. Click Delete on your keyboard to remove the Honorlock info from your exam instructions.

Delete Honorlock info from quiz


Remove password. Scroll up to the top of the page and select the Restrictions tab.

Remove password


On the Dates and Restrictions page, scroll down to the Optional Advanced Restrictions section and locate the Password input field. Delete the contents of hte password field and click Save and Close.

When the access code and description have been removed, navigate back to the Honorlock tool and select Done. Honorlock proctoring has now been disabled in your Cobra quiz.

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Note: You should NEVER give the student a password on a proctored exam, regardless of what they tell you. This system will populate the password automatically if they have accessed the Honorlock system properly and paid for their service. If in doubt, refer the students to Honorlock's 24/7 support assistance line at 855-828-4004.

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Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

Room A184 * 217-353-3333 * techhelp@parkland.edu

Fall/Spring Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th.




Keywords:Honorlock, remote proctoring, proctoring, Cobra, testing, quizzing, protected   Doc ID:98266
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2020-02-26 18:37 CDTUpdated:2020-02-27 11:27 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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