WirisQuizzes for Blackboard

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

Try WirisQuizzes on Blackboard for free: request a demo and free trial

Request a demo and free trial by filling out this form. Tell us a little about yourself, and we'll connect you with a WirisQuizzes expert who can share more about the product and answer any questions you have.

Is the content I create with WirisQuizzes stored forever?

While on trial: no

Keep in mind that this is a time-limited free trial where you connect to a demo authoring tool. Other organizations will not be able to see the content you create. However, we cannot be held responsible for any content lost during the trial period. The trial authoring platform is reset to its blank state every three months.

With a paid license: yes

If you proceed to buy a license for WirisQuizzes, a new credential will be issued. It is mandatory to change your trial credentials to your new unique credential. The content you created on trial will be deleted and cannot be restored.

However, once you start using your new credentials, your content will be securely saved forever.

Admin: Installation

The first step to use WirisQuizzes in Blackboard is to install the External App in your Blackboard course.

Credentials

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

Note

If you already have purchased your license and want to use your institution's Product Key, go to the Wiris store with your user/password for www.wiris.com and search for the Product Key of your WirisQuizzes LTI license. The Consumer Key is your institution's domain(your website is 'www.acme.net', the Consumer key will be 'acme.net').

Notice

If you still need to purchase your license, don't hesitate to contact us at info@wiris.com.

Create an LTI provider

To create a new LTI provider on Blackboard, you must follow two steps: add a new LTI Tool provider and add a new location to the provider. Each of these steps has a different form that must be completed correctly.

Add a new LTI Tool Provider

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

  1. Log in to Blackboard with an administrator account.

  2. In the navigation menu on the left, click Admin

  3. Click on LTI Tool Providers in the Integrations section.

  4. Select the Register Provider Domain tab. An empty form called Register Provider Domain will be shown.

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Fill the form with the data below:
  * Provider domain: www.wiris.net
  * Default Configuration: Set globally (checked).
  * Tool Provider Key: Provided by the WIRIS team.
  * Tool Provider Secret: Provided by the WIRIS team.
  * Send User Data: Send user data only over SSL (checked).
  * User Fields to Send
    * Role in Course (checked)
    * Name (checked)
    * Email Address (checked)
  * Allow Membership Service Access: No 
  * Show User Acknowledgment Message: No
  • Click Submit at the end of the form to apply the changes. Then you will be sent to the LTI providers page where you must follow the next step.

Add a new Placement to www.wiris.net provider

  1. From the LTI Tool Providers page, click on the arrow at the right side of www.wiris.net to drop down a menu, click the Manage Placements option.

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  2. In the new page, click on the Create location tab (top-left).

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  3. Complete the form with the following information and click // Submit // when finished:

     * Label: WirisQuizzes 
    * Handle: quizzesnet 
    * Avalaibility: yes 
    * Type: Course content tool 
    * Supports deep linking (checked) 
    * Tool Provider URL: https://www.wiris.net/client/lti/quizzes/launch
    

That’s all! Now the WirisQuizzes App is available for your teachers on your Blackboard campus. Continue with the following instructions.

Manage WirisQuizzes

Note

  • 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 Blackboard institution.

  • You are provided with a Manager account with high privileges to administer the authoring platform, although it is not necessary for regular operation.

Allow to provide grades

Before accessing and configuring the backend Moodle, it's necessary to allow WirisQuizzes to post grades on your platform. To do so, in the Manage Global Properties section, you need to select Yes in Feature availability > Allow configured tool providers to post grades.

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Use the manager account

  1. Go to the platform URL: https://quizzeslti.wiris.net/example.com/

  2. Contact WIRIS support to get the credential.

  3. The first time you log in with this account you are required to change the password to a secure and private one.

  4. Immediately change the account email.

  5. Click Manager User in the top-right corner and select ‘Profile’,

  6. Then, on the profile page, click the Edit profile link and set up the new email.

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Teacher: Authoring

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

Create a quiz

To create a quiz in Blackboard:

  1. Log in to Blackboard with a teacher account and go to your course.

  2. Click on the Content link in the right menu.

  3. Drop down the menu titled Build Content.

  4. At Content-Type choose WirisQuizzes.

  5. Click the button New quiz.

  6. Choose a name and optionally a description for your quiz and click the Save and display button

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  7. Click the Edit quiz button.

  8. To add the first question, click the Add link and the + a new question option.

  9. Choose one of the available question types under ‘Math and Science by WIRIS’, and click Add.

  10. Create your question and click Save changes when done.

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  11. Click the Done button. You will be redirected to the selection dialogue and the new quiz will appear there.

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  12. Finally, click the Select quiz button to add the quiz to Blackboard.

Edit a quiz

  1. Log in to Blackboard and go to your course.

  2. Go to Content and click Build Content.

  3. At Content Type choose WirisQuizzes.

  4. Click the gear icon next to the name of the quiz you want to edit.

Load an existing quiz into Blackboard

  1. Log in to Blackboard and go to your course.

  2. Go to Content and click Build Content.

  3. At Content Type choose WirisQuizzes.

  4. You will see a list of all quizzes developed for your course. Search the quiz you want to import and click Select quiz.

Review quiz attempts

Your students' grades will appear as usual in the Blackboard grade book.

Student: Just play

Students use the WirisQuizzes activities in their course without accessing other platforms besides their Blackboard course. WirisQuizzes responses and grades may be later reviewed in the same manner as for regular Blackboard quizzes.