Add a Take a Test profile in Intune for Education

Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Windows 11 SE

The Take a Test app lets you securely administer online tests on your classroom's Windows devices. The test link appears as a tile at the bottom of the device’s sign-in screen. Students click the tile to launch the test.

This article describes how to:

  • Create a Take a Test profile.
  • Assign the profile to students in your school.

Take a Test features

When a student launches a test, their desktop locks. The Take a Test app opens in a new window. Take a Test clears the system's clipboard so that students can't copy and paste content.

When a test is active, test takers can't:

  • Visit other websites.
  • Open or access other apps.
  • Change settings.
  • Extend the display.
  • See notifications.
  • Receive app and OS updates.
  • Receive text suggestions.
  • Use Cortana.
  • Share, print, or record device screens, unless allowed by school or IT administrator.

How is assistive technology affected?

Some device features--such as narrator--and other assistive technology are still fully functional while taking a test. For a list of the apps features, see Take a Test app technical reference.

Take a Test profile setup

Follow these steps to set up a profile in Intune for Education.

  1. From Intune for Education dashboard, select Take a Test profiles.

    Screenshot of the Intune side bar, highlighting Take a Test option.

  2. Select Add Take a Test profile.
    Screenshot of Take A Test page, highlighting "Add Take a Test profile" button.

  3. Enter a descriptive name for your Take a Test profile. Students won’t see the profile name. It only appears in Intune.

  4. Enter the name of the local guest account used for testing. The name is shown on the local guest account tile on the device’s sign-in screen. Students click the tile to launch the test.

  5. Enter the assessment URL.

    Screenshot of settings, highlighting three required fields

  6. Optionally, enter a description for the Take a Test profile. Students won’t see the profile description. It only appears in Intune.

  7. Configure the rest of the test settings.
    a. Require printer connection: Students can only access the Take a Test app from devices that are connected to a printer. This setting also makes the app’s print button available to students.
    b. Allow screen capture: Students and teachers can use screen capture and screen recording tools in the Take a Test app. Teachers can use these tools to see what students are doing in the app.
    c. Allow text suggestions

To view the details of any profile, select it from the left side of the page. Then select the Account tab.

Screenshot showing a profile's details, highlighting the selected profile and the Account button.

Assign or change groups

Assign groups of students that require access to the test profile. Follow these steps to make edits to group assignments too.

  1. From the Take a Test profiles page, select the Groups tab.
  2. Select Change group assignments.
  3. Select one or more groups from the All Groups menu. Then select Add Groups.
  4. To remove a group from the assignment, select the group from the Groups assigned menu. Then select Remove Groups.
  5. Select Ok to submit your changes.


Intune for Education used to offer the ability to configure a Take a Test profile by specifying an Azure AD account as the test-taking account. If you already have Take a Test profiles configured in this way, you can still view the profile and assign it to groups, but you can't edit the profile in Intune for Education. To edit the profile, visit Intune in the Azure portal.

To find out more about Take a Test on your devices, see Take tests in Windows 10.