WirisQuizzes for Canvas

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

Try WirisQuizzes on Canvas 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

To use WirisQuizzes 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 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').


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

Install the WirisQuizzes 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 WirisQuizzes and click on Add App button.


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

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

Manage WirisQuizzes


  • 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 unnecessary for regular operation.

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 must 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, click the ‘Edit profile’ link and set up the new email on the profile page.


Teacher: Authoring

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 WirisQuizzes is a Canvas account with a teacher role in a Canvas course.

Create a quiz

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 click the ‘Find’ button.

  4. Find ‘Math & Science Quizzes - WirisQuizzes’ 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.

  7. Click the ‘Edit quiz’ button.

  8. Click the ‘Add’ link and the ‘+ a new question option to add the first question.

  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.

  11. Click the ‘Done’ button. You will be redirected to the selection dialogue, 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 - WirisQuizzes’.

  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 click the ‘Find’ button.

  4. Click ‘Math & Science Quizzes - WirisQuizzes’.

  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 standard 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 WirisQuizzes 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 up creating the platform's content, click the ‘Refresh’ link to see your new or updated quizzes in the selection window.


Review quiz attempts

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

Student: Just play

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