Online Remote Proctoring
Canvas-based exams and quizzes may require online proctoring. This means that you may be asked to participate in monitored testing for some (or all) of your courses.
Proctored testing usually means that the proctor monitors you as you take an exam to ensure you’re completing it without the assistance of other people, notes, online materials, etc. In a virtual setting, however, proctored testing means that you show us the space you are taking your exam in and record yourself taking your test.
Fortunately, Valencia College has partnered with an organization, called Honorlock, which makes remotely monitored testing a breeze. Through Honorlock, you’ll be able to access remote proctoring without scheduling your exam in advance or downloading bulky software; you don’t even need to create an account.
How it Works
Honorlock is a recorded and automated proctoring service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Your webcam is recording you during the test, but no one is watching your exam in real-time. Honorlock’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology monitors your session, and, if it identifies something to review, it will trigger an incident flag in the session recording. After your test, your instructor may review the exam session to look for any potential incidents.
Please note: We understand that life happens. We encourage you to acknowledge when something like this occurs so that your faculty will be aware when they review the video of your exam.
If your faculty requires online proctoring, you’ll simply need to access your test or quiz in Canvas and follow the steps shared in this video. You can also view this Getting Starting guide for step-by-step instructions. Basically, you’ll access your test or quiz in Canvas, ensure you have the Honorlock Chrome Extension downloaded, confirm your identity, show your workspace, and record yourself while you complete your assessment. It’s that easy.
See what this looks like
See what this experience looks like, you can view this video demonstration.
In order to take a proctored exam, you’ll need to have access to:
- A laptop or desktop computer with microphone (not a tablet or phone)
- A webcam
- Reliable Internet connection
- Photo identification in the form of a Valencia-issued student ID card or government-issued ID card (i.e. driver’s license, passport)
- Google Chrome (required browser)
- Honorlock Chrome Extension downloaded
Devices for Students
If you don’t have access to a computer with a microphone and/or a webcam, please click here to request a laptop computer and/or webcam. We have a limited number of devices that we are able to lend students free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Valencia College has an obligation to ensure the integrity of the online learning space, as it does for all learning and testing environments. In online courses, the testing environment may include electronic spaces and any physical locations where tests are taken. Valencia will protect information from the online testing environment just as it protects personal information you may provide during the admissions process, for tuition or financial aid purposes, or to the Office of Students with Disabilities. Under Valencia’s contract, Honorlock is acting on Valencia’s behalf and is obligated to protect your personal information, and Honorlock may not share it with any person or company outside Valencia College.
We’re Here to Help
As we continue to transition to learning online, we understand you may have some concerns about online proctoring. If you’re feeling anxiety about using this tool, please click the "Get Help" button to contact a Valencia College counselor. Our counselors are here to help you navigate this transition to online learning, which includes remotely proctored tests.
Access Honorlock Support
You can also get technical assistance from Honorlock. Click the buttons below to access Honorlock support.
Honorlock support is available 24/7/365.
Support access is built into Honorlock in real time. Faculty and students can contact support by live chat within the Honorlock window in Canvas, by phone (855-828-4004), and/or by email at email@example.com.