Wiris Quizzes for Canvas

Now you can include Math & Science by Wiris question types in your Canvas course by following these instructions.

To use Wiris Quizzes in a Canvas LMS, the first step is to install the External App in your Canvas course.


Before installing the application into your course, you need to get the login credentials for your institution.

  • If you are just testing, you can use the trial credentials:
  Consumer Key: demo.wiris.com
  Shared Secret: 5EQZQ-GN4T6-EZ7BN-QHTBD-TEFQB


If you already have purchased your license and you want to use the Product Key of your institution, go to http://www.wiris.com/products/me with your user/password for www.wiris.com and search for the Product Key of your Wiris Quizzes LTI license. The Consumer Key is the domain of your institution (if your website is ‘www.acme.net’, the Consumer key will be ‘acme.net’).

Purchase your license

If you still need to purchase your license, please contact us at info@wiris.com

Install the Wiris Quizzes App via App Center

Once you have your credentials you need to do the following:

  1. Log in to Canvas with an administrator account.
  2. In Canvas, navigate to the desired course.
  3. In the course navigation menu, click Settings.
  4. On the course "Settings" screen, select the Apps tab.
  5. On the Apps tab, search for Wiris on the Search box.
  6. Choose Wiris Quizzes and click on Add App button.

Enter your credentials in the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields.

That’s all! Now the Wiris Quizzes App is available for your teachers in your Canvas campus. Continue with the following instructions.

Manage Wiris Quizzes

Manager account in Moodle not necessary in normal operation.

  • The back end authoring platform is a Moodle-based platform. This platform is provided by Wiris and located at https://quizzeslti.wiris.net/example.com/, where ‘example.com’ is the domain of your Canvas institution.
  • You are provided with a Manager account with high privileges to administer the authoring platform, although it is not necessary in normal operation.

Use the manager account

  1. Contact WIRIS support to get the credential.
  2. The first time you log in with this account you are required to change the password to a secure and private one.
  3. Immediately change the account email.
  4. Click ‘Manager User’ in the top-right corner and select ‘Profile’,
  5. Then, in profile page click the ‘Edit profile’ link and set up the new email.

If you are reading this probably you want to create or manage quizzes with math and science features in a course hosted in a Canvas platform. All you need to create content using Wiris Quizzes is a Canvas account with teacher role in a Canvas course.

Link your Canvas course to Wiris Quizzes

Assessments using Wiris Quizzes are created in a back-end platform and imported into Canvas. Each Canvas course is linked with a specific space in Wiris Quizzes platform.

Only the accounts with a teacher role in the Canvas course are able to create and edit the content in the Wiris Quizzes space linked to the course. If you have access to several Canvas courses, you will see the corresponding Wiris Quizzes space depending on the Canvas course where you began.

The first time that you, as a teacher, open the External Tool dialog, an empty space will be automatically created in the Wiris Quizzes platform and linked to the current Canvas course. You can readily start to create content.

If Wiris Quizzes has free spaces, you will be prompted to select one of the available spaces or to create an empty one for your course. This case only applies to institutions that have created their spaces directly in the back-end platform and it is done only once per course.

If your Canvas course is incorrectly linked to a Wiris Quizzes space, you can undo the operation using the ‘Unlink course’ button. You will be redirected to the Manual link page to choose the correct Wiris Quizzes space.

Create a quiz

Here you will find the documentation of Wiris Quizzes

View all Wiris Quizzes documentation

You can also view this 3 minute video introduction to Wiris Quizzes

To create a quiz in Canvas:

  1. Log in to Canvas and go to your course.
  2. Go to ‘Assignments’ and click ‘+Assignment’
  3. At Submission Type choose ‘External tool’ and then click the ‘Find’ button.
  4. Find ‘Math & Science Quizzes - Wiris Quizzes’ in the list, click to select it, then click ‘Proceed to content’ on the new screen.
  5. Click the button ‘New quiz’
  6. Choose a name and optionally a description for your quiz and click the ‘Save and display’ button.

  1. Click the ‘Edit quiz’ button.
  2. To add the first question, click the ‘Add’ link and the ‘+ a new question’ option.
  3. Choose one of the available question types under ‘Math and Science by WIRIS’, and click ‘Add’. See the Wiris Quizzes documentation for a description of the question types.
  4. Create your question and click ‘Save changes’ when done.

Click the ‘Done’ button. You will be redirected to the selection dialog and the new quiz will appear there.

Edit a quiz

  1. Log in to Canvas and go to your course.
  2. Go to ‘Assignments’ and click ‘+Assignment’
  3. At Submission, Type choose ‘External tool’ and then click the ‘Find’ button.
  4. Click ‘Math & Science Quizzes - Wiris Quizzes’.
  5. Click the gear icon next to the name of the quiz you want to edit.

Load a quiz into Canvas

  1. Log in to Canvas and go to your course.
  2. Go to ‘Assignments’ and click ‘+Assignment’
  3. At Submission Type choose ‘External tool’ and then click the ‘Find’ button.
  4. Click ‘Math & Science Quizzes - Wiris Quizzes’.
  5. You will see a list of all quizzes developed for your course. Search the quiz you want to import and click ‘Select quiz’.
  6. Leave the ‘Load in a new tab’ option unchecked and click ‘Select’ again.
  7. Don’t forget to set the name of the Assignment. A common option is to give the Assignment the same name as the quiz.
  8. Click ‘Save’ or ‘Save and publish’ and add the assignment to the desired course module as usual in Canvas.

Open the Wiris Quizzes platform in a full window

If you want to create your quizzes and questions in full-window and access some restricted features, click the button ‘Open in a new tab’.

When you end creating the content in the platform, click the ‘Refresh’ link to see your new or updated quizzes in the selection window.

Review quiz attempts

The grades of your students will appear as usual in the Canvas gradebook. You can however review the student’s quiz answers. You can do it using the ‘Speed grading’ App or from the gradebook, by clicking the student name and then click the assignment in the block on the right.

Students use the Wiris Quizzes activities in their course without accessing other platforms besides their Canvas course. Wiris Quizzes responses and grades may be later reviewed in the same manner as standard Canvas quizzes.