The newest technology that the DEC will be supporting is Honorlock, a cheating deterrent software. As a cheating deterrent, like its predecessor Respondus Lockdown Browser, Honorlock is not a guarantee to prevent cheating. However, it does make cheating very difficult, and allows instructors to review footage of their students’ entire testing session for inconsistencies.
There are several features of Honorlock that the DEC feels will be an improvement on our current cheating deterrent systems, such as:
- It works as an extension within Google Chrome; as the preferred browser for Canvas, it integrates ideally with Canvas quizzes
- As an extension, it is much simpler to install and use than previous software that functioned as it’s own separate program
- Detects cheating on secondary devices
- Instructors have immediate access to a log of all mouse-clicks made by each test-taker, as well as a recording of the entire testing session
- All users have direct access to a 24/7/365 web chat and toll-free phone number for support; instructors are also provided with Honorlock support via email
The DEC will continue to support Respondus Lockdown Browser along with Honorlock, until July 1. After that date, only Honorlock will be supported by the DEC. For those wishing to integrate Honorlock into their spring classes, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-395-4332, or drop by Ruffner 136.
For anyone interested in learning more about Honorlock and utilizing it, professional development sessions will be offered on the following dates/times:
- Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 – 12:45
- Thursday, April 25, 3:30 – 4:15
- Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 – 10:45
- Thursday, May 9, 1:30 – 2:15
- Tuesday, May 14, 11:00 – 11:45
- Wednesday, May 22, 10:00 – 2:00, Open hours
Please register for the session that you are interested in attending here: https://goo.gl/forms/bZ1Jt2S6T5YyS0OX2