Last updated on February 6, 2023

Honorlock is an automated proctoring solution that helps instructors foster academic integrity when providing remote assessments to students. Honorlock is designed for assessments built in the Canvas learning management system (LMS), particularly in Canvas Quizzes. It also works with third-party assessment tools that are integrated with Canvas, such as Atomic Assessments and publisher Digital Learning Tools. Honorlock can also be used solely as a lockdown browser in cases where full, artificial intelligence-based proctoring is not needed.

Honorlock is part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies. More information about Honorlock, updates and events are available on the DoIT Academic Technology website.

Getting started

Honorlock is available in Canvas to all for-credit courses found in the UW-Madison Course Guide. To start using Honorlock, you first need to unhide the Honorlock link in Canvas as outlined in Enabling Honorlock in Canvas. Once this is done, you can start setting up exams to use Honorlock for proctoring as outlined in this Honorlock video.

For guidelines, FAQ’s, use case scenarios and other resources, visit the  UW-Madison’s Student Learning Assessment Team’s Honorlock page.


Honorlock is available at no cost.

Key features

  • Seamless integration with Canvas Quizzes
  • Works with Canvas Quizzes and third-party tools in Canvas, including publisher Digital Learning Tools and Atomic Assessments
  • Lockdown browser capabilities, which prevent students from opening up other webpages and applications during their exam
  • Tracks student behaviors and activity during the exam using a Chrome browser extension, webcam and microphone
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) flagging of student behaviors that may be acts of academic misconduct, which the instructor can review after the student completes the exam
  • Ability to enable multiple exam settings, including the lockdown browser, requiring a 360-degree room scan, or allowing specific URLs that are acceptable for use during the exam


Honorlock technical support is provided by the vendor. For direct support, please use Honorlock’s chat feature directly in Canvas, call their support phone number at (844) 243-2500, or email support@honorlock.com.

For a pedagogical consultation contact Mary Thompson from the Provost Office’s Student Learning Assessment team at mary.thompson@wisc.edu.

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