Honorlock - Document individual accommodation plans

This document summarizes the steps for providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in Honorlock. This document also includes ways instructors can support the student in the online proctoring experience.

Honorlock is an online auto-proctoring tool that can be linked to quizzes in Canvas. It is important to consider accommodations for students prior to using Honorlock as the students' accommodations may generate additional flags for review and/or may conflict with standard instructions you provide to students taking the quiz.

This document is part of an Honorlock guide series, Honorlock - Implementing disability-related accommodations (Instructors)or view the following steps for implementing Student Accommodations using Honorlock.

Steps for Implementing Student Accommodations

  1. Review known issues and limitations of Honorlock
  2. Setting up accommodations or bypass proctoring in Honorlock
  3. Discuss accommodation plans with individual students
  4. Document individual accommodation plans (this document)
  5. Add extended time and accommodate timed assessments

Documenting accommodations

With some planning, most students with disabilities will be able to use Honorlock's auto-proctoring to take their exams. Honorlock does not specifically control or prevent the use of accommodations but it is important to discuss plans for use of accommodations with the student. 

Document those accommodations in an email so the student can be sure what is allowed during the exam. The email communication provides the student with a documented affirmation of their accommodation, particularly if Honorlock warnings or your instructions contradict their use of accommodations. Otherwise, students with accommodation may experience concern or fear of misunderstandings because Honorlock only shows the students the standard instructions for the class, and will not display their unique accommodations. (Accommodation details are not otherwise documented in the Honorock user experience.) Instructors should keep in mind that the use of these accommodations may be falsely flagged by Honorlock as exam session settings are exam-wide and not set individually.

In response to COVID-19 and to adjust student accommodations from in-person to online formats, please engage the student in a conversation and consult the student’s McBurney Center Access Consultant as needed. Most Faculty Notification Letters (accommodation plans) will have been written assuming a primarily in-person/on-campus format prior to the COVID-19.

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