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Recommended Syllabus Language for Honorlock Exams

If you are an instructor who has elected to use Honorlock as a deterrent to academic dishonesty, we recommend you dedicate a section in your syllabus to Honorlock. Please find suggested text below:

Your exams will be proctored online through Honorlock this semester. Honorlock is an online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. You DO NOT need to create an account, download a software application, pay a fee, or schedule an appointment in advance. Honorlock is available 24/7 and all that is needed is a computer, a working webcam, and a stable Internet connection. 

Please remember: Even in these difficult times, the Academic Honor Policy still applies. Honorlock records your exam session and intelligently flags any suspsicious activity for your instuctor, TA, or FSU Assessment & Testing's review. Any suspected violations of FSU's Academic Honor Policy or Student Conduct Code may be escalated to Academic Affairs or the Dean of Students Department for further action. Don't jeopardize your academic standing!

To get started, you will need Google Chrome and to download the Honorlock Chrome Extension. You can download the extension at You should also review the information provided in FSU's Honorlock Resources for Students guide. It's very important to check your system compatibility and Internet connection speed in advance as described in the guide.

When you are ready to take your test, log into Canvas, go to your course, and click on your exam. Clicking Launch Proctoring will begin the Honorlock authentication process, where you will take a picture of yourself, show your ID with a clear photo, and perform a complete scan of your room. Be sure to follow all instructions provided for the exam.

Honorlock will be recording your exam session by webcam as well as recording your screen while the test is in progress. The Honorlock Chrome Extension may be uninstalled after taking any of your exams, but please note that it will remain inactive when an Honorlock-enabled exam is not in use. For more information or for other security or privacy concerns, please visit FSU's Honorlock Security and Privacy FAQ page.

Good luck! Honorlock support is available 24/7/365. If you encounter any issues, you are strongly urged to contact them by live chat within the Honorlock session. If you encounter issues with Canvas, visit ODL Technical Support or email If you need accommodations for a disability during testing, please work with me and FSU’s Office of Accessibility Services.

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