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Integrating WirisQuizzes via LTI on Canvas

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

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

Admin: Installation

The first step to using WirisQuizzes in a Canvas LMS is to install the External App in your Canvas 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').

Install the WirisQuizzes App via App Center

Once you have your credentials, you need to install the WirisQuizzes App via App Center by following these steps:

  1. Log in to Canvas with an administrator account.

  2. Navigate to the desired course and click Settings in the course navigation menu.

  3. Select the App tabs in the course Settings screen and search for Wiris on the Search box.

  4. Choose WirisQuizzes and click on Add App button.

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

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Manage WirisQuizzes

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

Notice

  • 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.

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. Change the password to a secure and private one.

  4. Click Manager User in the top-right corner and select Profile.

  5. 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 Canvas platform. All you need to create content using WirisQuizzes is a Canvas account with a teacher role in a Canvas 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 in Canvas:

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

  2. Click on the Assignments link in the left menu and add a new assignment.

  3. Select External Tool as the Submission Type and click the Find button.

  4. Find WirisQuizzes’ in the list, select it and 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. To add the first question, click the Add link and select a new question.

  9. Choose one of the available question types under WirisQuizzes 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.

  12. Click the Select quiz button to add the quiz to Canvas.

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Edit a quiz

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

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

  2. Click on the Assignments link in the left menu and add a new assignment.

  3. Select External Tool as the Submission Type and click the Find button.

  4. Choose WirisQuizzes and click the gear icon next to the name of the quiz you want to edit.

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Load an existing quiz into Canvas

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

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

  2. Click on the Assignments link in the left menu and add a new assignment.

  3. Select External Tool as the Submission Type and click the Find button. 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.

  5. Leave the Load in a new tab option unchecked and click Select again.

  6. Don’t forget to set the name of the Assignment. A standard option is to give the Assignment the same name as the quiz.

  7. Click Save or Save and publish and add the assignment to the desired course module as usual in Canvas.

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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 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.