Incorporate "Take a Test" app into Teams
Add the functionality of "Take a Test" app into Teams by using Office 365 account. You can use Office 365 login to create a profile on the machine that only allows single application to run. The teacher could then assign a test to a class and would allow for student monitoring by the teacher thru the Office 365 connection.
Thanks everyone for your feedback on this. As more educators look for ways to create secure assessments (especially remotely) this is one of the options we are investigating.
Just to put my two cents in this: this is a very valid request and I would love to have it for certain tests, but hopefully other options will remain open because many courses have switched to an 'open book exam" approach with online teaching.
I guess what I'm saying is: YES! But don't make it the default please!
Muhammad Shabbir commented
This is in continuation to my last Comment.....
Well I researched the usage of "Take a test App" and in my opinion it doesn't seem fit to incorporate / integrate into MS-Teams.
Rather MS should consider opening any type of Quiz in Teams App as a Modal Dialog Form / Kiosk mode. It can be very easily done for the Desktop or mobile app (while for web app .... think MS). Below is an outline of the actions needed:
A. An option in Settings of MS Form to "enable kiosk mode"
B. When such a Quiz is opened by a responder / respondent the Form created in MS Forms is opened as:
1. A new modal dialog with its Title bar disabled altogether, ( no minimize, resize, close options) and in maximized mode / Full screen mode (Z-order set to top-most level)
2. The only way to close the dialog be through Submit button
3. The lost focus event be programmed to cancel the focus transfer to some other screen (desktop, browser, Adobe Reader etc. ) to counter ALT+TAB key combination
4. Cut / Copy / Paste be disabled for all text boxes on the Form.
I hope people working on MS Teams can easily incorporate these suggestions and in a REASONABLE TIME
Muhammad Shabbir commented
Being a Computer Science teacher I wonder how long it takes Tech Giants like MS to respond to such CRITICAL FEATURE requests.......... almost 3 years and still UNDER REVIEW............ You really hire software engineers?
Where are the principles of Software Engineering???????
Please stop thinking about MONEY........ the world should learn LESSON(S) from COVID-19...... how economies can SCRAMBLE!!!!! and your money can bring you no good.
Actually- this wouldn't be possible on mobile platforms, such as that of iOS. By restricting the apps used to Microsoft Teams, that would be a colossal control/privacy concern in the Apple Ecosystem. Because Apple prides themselves over their security and privacy, I do not see why they would allow this. There are many (I mean many) risks involved. By doing this, you're basically hosting a TeamViewer connection over an iPhone. I would personally recommend against this because this would let people use their secondary/tertiary/all their other devices to cheat on the test. By doing this, you are putting students who have less access to electronic devices at a larger disadvantage. As a high-school student myself who has access to a powerful workstation PC, an Ultrabook, 2 Tablets, and multiple other devices that are capable of browsing the internet, I can see other students cheating while appearing to "stay within the Take a Test function". Also, responding to everybody who wants this, it's going to be near impossible, with Apple's security framework- responding to those who want it cross-platform. Again, this is a huge privacy and security concern for users. It's spyware. If any of you want to discuss this with me, I would be more than happy to do so.
Eric Redegeld commented
the lineworks ms-edu-secureassessment:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAZ__ps7ra1URVZJT1lRRzlTSjRKNlFYSE1YVUJGOFpTRy4u!enforcelockdown but not as an url to past. If this can be sorted we are one step further
The only way we can get Take A Test URL to Work is a link on the desktop version (not online version) of word and/or copy the url in a web browser. With an hour on the phone with support today to try to get it to work in teams we (tech and teachers) definitely want it incorporated to Teams Assignments. This would be a big plus.
You can use it inside of OneNote. But I am not sure if the page can then be distributed via assignment in Teams. I think I tried this last year and it didn't work. Now I just distribute the page via OneNote with a link
Taylor Lowe commented
Please add this feature.
David Andersson commented
Meanwhile, please just make Take a Test links work in the conversations area. They don't even work in the Class notebook inside Teams, so I have no easy way to share the links with my students and thus cannot use TaT at all.
Gabriel Fjellander commented
We use MS Teams in Education and it would be great to have a Take a Test integration in the Assignments tab. It could be a checkbox where you'd click that you want this assignment to open in Take a Test mode. This would open Word (or Word Online) in Take a Test-mode when the students click on the provided template and then they write their documents in there and when they exit Take a Test mode it is automatically handed in.
Jim Goetz commented
With the Take a Test app, ensure that it works on ALL platforms (ie Apple).