These procedures set up Microsoft's Take a Test app on machines running Windows 10.
The Take a Test app enforces a locked-down, secure testing environment identical to AIR’s Secure Browser. Users of the Take a Test app do not need to install the AIR Secure Browser on the testing machine. For more information about configuring the Take a Test app, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/education/windows/take-tests-in-windows-10.
Users can create a dedicated test account which will automatically launch the Take a Test app for a specified test. This method should be used for non-permissive mode users only, as permissive mode features will not be accessible in a dedicated test account.
To create a dedicated test account:
1. Sign into the device with an administrator account.
2. Go to Settings > Accounts > Work or school Access > Set up an account for taking tests.
3. Select an existing account to use as the dedicated testing account.
Note: If you don't have an account on the device, you can create a new account. To do this, go to Settings > Accounts > Family & Other Users > Add someone else to this PC > I don’t have this person’s sign-in information > Add a user without a Microsoft account.
4. Specify a specific test URL.
5. Click Save.
The student can now sign in to the dedicated account to take the specified test.
Users can create a desktop shortcut to the Take a Test app. A desktop shortcut should only be set up for permissive mode users. Non-permissive mode users should use a dedicated test account.
To create a desktop shortcut for Take a Test:
1. Log in to Windows as the user taking a test.
2. Right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut. The Create Shortcut dialog box appears.
3. In the Type the location of the item field, enter ms-edu-secureassessment:
4. Click Next.
5. In the next dialog box, type a name for the shortcut.
6. Click Finish.
The shortcut appears on the desktop. To run the Take a Test app, double-click the shortcut. To exit the Take a Test app, press Ctrl+Atl+Del.