Ocean County College is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the assignments and courses offered in online learning. In order to ensure the quality of our courses, OCC utilizes an online proctoring service.
What is Honorlock?
Honorlock is an online proctoring service that offers students a secure and convenient way to take proctored exams online from anywhere, any time of the day. Honorlock is integrated with Canvas and requires no scheduling. Ocean County College covers the cost of this service so that students pay no fees to use Honorlock. According to OCC’s Academic Policy 5180, all students utilizing technology to take a required quiz or exam may be subject to online proctoring to maintain the integrity of the testing process.
Honorlock System Requirements
- Webcam and microphone
- Operating System:
- Windows 10
- MacOSX 10.13 and higher
- Browser: Google Chrome (minimum version 79)
- Internet Speed: 1.5 Mbps download, 750 kbps upload minimum
- Run a System check at https://honorlock.com/support/
Honorlock is 100% browser-based and works through a Google Chrome extension. Once you install the extension, you get the protection and ease of simply logging into Canvas and getting started. You’ll be walked through a quick 60-second pre-test checklist to make sure you’re ready to go. You’ll start by scanning the room with your webcam to ensure that no one else is present and that you’re not using any external resources, and then we’ll have you verify your identity by taking a picture of both yourself and your photo ID with your webcam.
Answers to Common Questions about HonorLock Proctoring
Ocean County College complies with a United States federal statute that requires colleges and universities to verify the identities of their online students through appropriate means. One of the ways in which we do this is through use of an online proctoring service.
Online proctoring permits us to do the following:
- Ensure academic integrity
- Ensure that students are truly learning!
- Protect the earned value of grades and credits
- Increase the transferability of our online courses to four-year universities (Some universities reject online courses that have no proctoring)
- Ensure the reputation of the institution.
- Retain institutional accreditation
Ocean County College’s Disability Services Office offers accommodations to students who meet the legal requirements through the Americans with Disability Act or applicable sections of the Rehabilitation Act. If you are eligible for accommodations, a staff member from Disability Services will create a plan that addresses your needs.
Proctoring is not optional. All students are required to ensure that their computer and Internet connectivity meet HonorLock’s system requirements. Students who do not complete assessments through required proctoring are subject to failing their test or quiz.
Students may access the policy here.