UMassD Honorlock Training for Faculty - Shared screen with speaker view
Could you goto Exam—> Edit Test Options screen?
I plan to use WebAssign for online exam. Is it possible to disable the ebook in WebAssign?
@Bo Dong - we don’t have control/access of WebAssign - we are not familiar enough with WebAssign to know the functionality to answer your question. Perhaps @Tracey Russo can weigh in?
Can they screen-shot the exam?
@Bo Dong Unfortunately no, HonorLock can only be used with myCourses assessments and not with publisher sites.
How much of their internet will this take up? Will slow down their access?
@Whitney Hable - browser guard will prevent several types of screenshot capabilities - but it may be possible for students to still take a screenshot - depending on the method being used. We do still record the screen though and can detect in many cases if a screenshot is taken and record the activity for an instructor to review.
@Robert Draw - our bandwidth requirements are very low - if they can access Bb without connectivity issues they should not have an issue with Honorlock. Minimum system requirements are posted here: https://honorlock.com/support/
@Damon Gatenby @Bo Dong - we do have the ability to proctor some 3rd party platforms (i.e. publisher platforms/sites) I’ll prompt Kim to talk about this if it doesn’t get addressed but I think she will be covering it .
Can students use MATLAB with browser guard enabled?
@Robert Draw - InternetSpeed Requirement: 1.5 Mbps download, 750 Kbps upload
@Antonio Costa - it is NOT recommended - it is likely to create problems and frustrations for students. We would recommend having Browser Guard turned off if you want/need your students to use an application (i.e. MATLAB) during the exam session.
@Nick Thank you for the correction.
Does FERPA allow us to share this info with HonorLock?
I’m speaking of the testing accommodations.
Is there a way to allow additional reference materials in an exam or quiz. (I.e. a periodic table) I have image. I tried to embed it in a question however that did not work.
@Michele DeMary - I’m going to err on the side of caution and suggest you check with your institution. That being said, Honorlock is fully FERPA compliant.
Also I have students having issue with a white lighted websites. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t- I have encouraged them to utezlied the chat function- however The chat function has been problematic- the wait list is longer than the timed quiz.
@Christine Piva - best practice would be to post it somewhere (one drive, box, dropbox, googledrive, etc.) and then post the URL of the file in the question for students to access and include that URL in the ‘whitelist URL’ list when you enable Browser Guard
@Christine Piva - can you email Kim with the information on the exam, etc. where you encountered this issue? email@example.com you can CC me as well firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, I will do that! Thank you!
Ricardo Rosa (he, him)
Can you speak to issues of student privacy. For example, are browser histories collected? Does that collection go beyond the timeframe of proctoring the test? If so, where does this data live and what is in place to be certain that it’s not misused?
@Ricardo Rosa - Good questions and an important issue - something I can’t do justice in answering here in the chat box, we’ll follow-up with more detailed information.
We have a Honorlock information page that may address your questions around student privacy and data collection at: https://instructionaldev.umassd.edu/taking-exams-with-honorlock/
Ricardo Rosa (he, him)
Thank you Nick
Thanks @Tracey - great resource, nice to see!
What is the best way for students to contact/chat with instructor for test related questions? Your help line said they can use email, but after whitelist the UMassD website, they still cannot log into their email account. Can they chat through zoom?
@Shuowei Can - candidly, there are not a lot of great options to facilitate students communicating to the instructor during an Honorlock proctored assessment - as any avenue that is open to students to contact the instructor is also open to students to utilize to as an avenue to engage in academic dishonesty which undermines the ability for Honorlock to proctor the assessment. With that disclaimer out of the way - you could allow a communication option (i.e. Zoom, use a cell phone, etc.) we can discuss this issue further with Kim as part of a Q&A session at the end.
Is it possible to give studnets a chance for makeup exam in case they missed the exam during the exam period or something goes wrong during the exam?
@Anoosha - of course, that is completely driven by the policy and settings of your assessment in Blackboard - Honorlock just sits on top of those settings.
If the exam is set to be available for exactly 1 hour in Blackboard, will the room and ID scan count toward that hour?
If you’ve set up the questions to be shown one at a time, and you have not prohibited backtracking- what is the best way for them to review their questions? Because if they hit review question is pauses the quiz- and will force them to submit. Any suggestions here?
@Rich Legault - the Blackboard timer starts once the exam starts, when students have access to the first exam question in the exam - the Honorlock authentication process does not factor into the time.
But won’t Blackboard close exam access at the specified time anyway?
@Christine Piva - Good question - I don’t know the answer to that one - I think that is more of a Blackboard issue if I am not mistaken?
It all depends upon your exam settings in myCourses.
@Rich Legault - by way of an example, a student has 60 minutes to complete the exam - the Honorlock Authentication process takes 5 minutes - the student will still have 60 minutes to complete the exam - but will have been engaged with the exam taking process for 65 minutes (5 minutes for Honorlock Authentication and then60 minutes for the exam). Honorlock does not touch the exam timer in Blackboard - I believe you are correct that Bb will submit/close the exam on the student at the specified time. This behavior is driven by your exam settings in Blackboard, Honorlock is just sitting on top of those settings.
@Tracey Russo: I have it presenting one question at a time but the “prohibiting backtracking” is NOT enabled. So they should be able to go back.
What is the link to view those webinars that HonorLock held already?
@Ling Lin - all of our public facing webinars and events are posted here: https://honorlock.com/resources/#events - I suspect you are asking about previous training sessions we’ve done and @Tracey can share those and this one with you.
Thank you, Nick.
What type of questions can an exam have (e.g. essay questions where students have to draw a graph)? and how can students submit their solutions. Thanks.
Got to go. Thank you all!
CITS - Rachel Rebello
Thank you for this! I have an 11 am meeting as well.
Really helpful, thanks!