Learn how your students can complete exams from home.

Experience Honorlock

Enter the ICON training site and take a proctored online exam using Honorlock as if you were a student.

How Honorlock Works

Learn about system requirements for Honorlock use and recommended proctoring settings for online exams at Iowa.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find the answers to the most common questions about Honorlock.

Virtual Proctoring at Iowa

Distance and Online Education has been using a virtual proctoring tool since 2015. Virtual proctoring means that exams are available for your students online and on-demand within your designated testing window. 

If you have students who live far from the Iowa City test centers or non-traditional students, a virtual proctoring platform gives them the flexibility to test when and where they can. Your students will not need to make an exam appointment at a test center. If you have students in need of reduced distraction, they can complete exams in an environment of their choosing. 

Distance and Online Education has chosen Honorlock as the ideal tool to proctor online exams.

Using Honorlock to proctor exams is simple:

1. Build the online exam. First, DOE staff will help build the online exam in ICON and set the proctoring features.

2. Verify student identity and any materials allowed. On the day of the exam, your students will complete a 60-second verification process after which they can begin the exam.

3. Review recordings for misconduct. After the exam window closes, DOE staff review exam results and send a report of suspicious behavior to you.

Prepare your students

Prepare your students for using proctored online exams by doing the following: 

Students can get technical support during the exam. They can either click on the bubble in the bottom right corner of the exam or by clicking on the words "Live Chat" found underneath the exam timer. Likewise, students can get assistance before an exam by visiting Honorlock support or clicking on the bubble in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Looking for more information to share with your students? Visit the Honorlock for students page.

NOTE: At this time, Honorlock is available only to sections with the online or hybrid delivery mode in MAUI. If your section does not have the online delivery mode and you wish to use Honorlock, please contact Exam Services for information on how your department can cover fees associated with Honorlock usage.


For other questions about Honorlock,
call 319-384-4800 or email doe-exams@uiowa.edu.