Honorlock for OWLv2 via Canvas

If you use Canvas™, you can prevent cheating by using Honorlock®. Create a Canvas quiz that requires Honorlock and use it to link to OWLv2. Your students will continue to be monitored by Honorlock while they complete their exam in OWLv2.


Honorlock is a browser extension and works only with Google® Chrome™.

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

You must first create a password protected exam in OWLv2.

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. Click Quizzes > +Quiz.
  3. Enter a quiz name and other required information.
  4. Click Questions > +New Question.
  5. Set the question type to Text (no question).
  6. In the empty field, enter instructions for your students and the password you set in OWLv2.
  7. Click Assignments and click your OWLv2 exam to add a link to the exam.


  8. Click Update Question > Save.
  9. In the sidebar, click Honorlock.

    If prompted, authorize Honorlock.

    Your new quiz is listed.

  10. Click Enable.
  11. Enter the required information and click Enable.

Open your test in student view to test the experience and make sure you can access OWLv2.

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