Enable Honorlock Exam Proctoring for Canvas-Integrated MindTap

If you use Canvas™, you can prevent cheating by using Honorlock®. Link your test from Canvas and enable Honorlock. Your students will continue to be monitored by Honorlock while they complete their exam in MindTap.


Honorlock is a browser extension and works only with Google® Chrome™. Students must use Google Chrome to take their exam.

Students will be prompted to download the Honorlock extension when they open the exam.

You must first create a password protected exam in MindTap.

Add a link to your exam in Canvas. In order for students to access the exam through the proctoring service, both the link and the module you add it to must be published. However, students should not access the exam directly through this link. To avoid confusion, consider creating a new module titled "Do not access." Let your students know that you will be notified if they attempt to access the exam through the "Do not access" module.

  1. In Canvas, open a course.
  2. Locate your MindTap exam link, right click, and copy the link address.

    This is the link you will add to your Honorlock test.

  3. In the navigation, click Honorlock.

    If prompted, authorize Honorlock.

  4. Click menu > Register Third Party Exam.
  5. Enter the necessary information.

    Under Exam Password, enter the same password you set for your exam in MindTap.

    Under Exam Platform, enter MindTap.

  6. In the empty field, enter instructions for your students, and paste the link to your MindTap exam.

    You do not need to provide your students with the exam password in the instructions. Honorlock will autofill the exam password for students.

  7. Click Create.

Students will access the exam by clicking Honorlock in the course navigation.