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Integrating WirisQuizzes via LTI on Blackboard

WirisQuizzes for Blackboard is an app that can be installed on Blackboard as an LTI provider. This deployment is LTI-based and connects to a back-end Moodle hosted on our servers.

You can include WirisQuizzes question types in your Blackboard environment by following the instructions explained below.

Admin: Installation

The first step to using 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').

Create an LTI provider

Then, you need to create a new LTI provider on Blackboard. To do so, 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.

To add a new LTI provider on Blackboard, 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.

  5. Fill out the form with de 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
    
  6. 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.

To add a new Placement to the www.wiris.net provider, you need to do the following:

  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: Deep linking content tool
    * Tool Provider URL: https://www.wiris.net/client/lti/quizzes/launch
    

Manage WirisQuizzes

Finally, once the WirisQuizzes App is available for your teachers on the Blackboard campus, you need to configure the back-end authoring platform by following the steps below.

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.

Firstly, you need 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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Then, you need to use the manager account to define your corresponding profile. Follow the steps below to do so:

  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.

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.

We strongly recommend you to read the Getting Started documentation of WirisQuizzes carefully to see an outline of what the tool has to offer and a detailed description of how to use it.

Create a quiz

To create a quiz with WirisQuizzes in Blackboard, follow these steps:

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

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

  3. Drop down the menu titled Build Content and choose WirisQuizzes.

  4. Click the button New quiz.

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

  6. Click the Edit quiz button.

  7. To add the first question, click the Add link and a new question.

  8. Choose one of the available question types under WirisQuizzes and click Add.

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

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

  11. Click the Select quiz button to add the quiz to Blackboard.

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Edit a quiz

To edit a quiz with WirisQuizzes in Blackboard, follow these steps:

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

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

  3. Drop down the menu titled Build Content and choose WirisQuizzes.

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

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Load an existing quiz into Blackboard

To load an existing quiz into Blackboard, follow these steps:

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

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

  3. Drop down the menu titled Build Content and 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.

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Open the WirisQuizzes platform in a full window

If you want to create your quizzes and questions in a 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.

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Review quiz attempts

Your student's 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.