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Integrating WirisQuizzes via LTI on D2L/Brightspace

WirisQuizzes for Brightspace is an app that can be installed on D2L/Brightspace as a remote plugin. This deployment is LTI-based and connects to a back-end Moodle hosted on our servers.

You can include WirisQuizzes question types in your D2L/Brightspace environment by following the instructions explained below.

Admin: Installation

The first step to using WirisQuizzes on a D2L/Brightspace campus is to install WirisQuizzes as a remote plugin in your D2L/Brightspace course.

Credentials

Before installing the plugin into your campus, you need to get the login credentials for your institution.

Note

If you have already 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 (if your website is 'www.acme.net', the Consumer key will be 'acme.net').

Installing WirisQuizzes through LTI

Then, you need to activate the WirisQuizzes plugin in D2L/Brightspace. To do so, you must follow two steps: add WirisQuizzes as a remote plugin and configure the domain. Each of these steps has a different form that must be completed correctly.

To add WirisQuizzes as a remote plugin, you need to do the following:

  1. Log in to D2L/Brightspace with an administrator account.

  2. Click the Admin Tools ⚙️ icon in the top right corner on the Homepage (not inside a course). Select Remote Plugins in the drop-down menu that appears.

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  3. A pop-up form called Create a new Remote Plugin will appear when you click New Remote Plugin.

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  4. Fill the form with the data below:

    * Plugin Type: QuickLink (CIM).

    * Name: WIRIS QUIZZES LTI (this is just a recommendation, you can choose something different)

    * Launch Point URL: https://www.wiris.net/client/lti/quizzes/launch.

    * LTI Key: Provided by the WIRIS team.

    * LTI Secret: Provided by the WIRIS team.

    * After setting the Key and Secret, the OAuth Signature Method field appears. Set it to HMAC-SHA1.

    * You can leave the other fields blank.

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  5. At the end of the form, click the Add Org Units button and add the courses for which the plugin should be available.

To configure the domain, you need to do the following:

  1. Log in to Brightspace with an administrator account.

  2. Click the Admin Tools ⚙️ icon in the top right corner on the Homepage (not inside a course). Select External Learning Tools.

  3. Click the third item in the tab menu called Manage Tool Providers.

    Warning

    There are two different External Learning Tools pages types: a global one and then one for each course. You can configure either one, but keep in mind that course one overrides the global one, and it only applies to that course. The global one can be accessed through ⚙️ Admin Tools > External Learning Tools. Course one can be accessed through: [Course] > Course Tools > All Course Tools > External Learning Tools.

  4. A tool provider with the wiris.net name in the Launch point column should appear in the list.

  5. Click to edit and check all the boxes under Security Settings. In Add Org Units, you'll find all the courses where the plugin is available.

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Manage WirisQuizzes

Finally, once the WirisQuizzes plugin is available for your teachers on the D2L/Brightspace 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 Brightspace institution.

  • You are provided with a Manager account with high privileges to administer the authoring platform, although it is unnecessary for regular operation.

  1. Go to the platform URL: https://quizzeslti.wiris.net/example.com/, replacing example.com with the domain of your D"L/Brightspace institution.

  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 & Grading

If you are reading this probably, you want to create or manage quizzes with math and science features in a course hosted in a Brightspace platform. All you need to create content using WirisQuizzes is a Brightspace account with a teacher role in a Brightspace 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 D2L/Brightspace, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to D2L/Brightspace and go to the course where you want to create the quiz. You must ensure that the plugin is available in this course.Add WirisQuizzes as a Remote Plugin

  2. Click on the Content link. It's the first item on the course's Main Menu.

  3. Enter an existing module or create a new one.

  4. Click on the button Existing Activities, then select the External tool with the name you've given to WirisQuizzes Remote Plugin; In this example, we have used 'WIRIS QUIZZES PLAY'.

  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 button Edit quiz.

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

  12. Click the button Select quiz to add the quiz to D2L/Brightspace.

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Edit a quiz

To edit a quiz with WirisQuizzes into D2L/Brightspace, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to D2L/Brightspace with a teacher account and go to the course where you want to create the quiz. You must ensure that the plugin is available in this course.

  2. Click on the Content link and enter an existing module. It’s the first item on the course's Main Menu.

  3. Click on the button Existing Activities, then select the External tool with the name you've given to WirisQuizzes Remote Plugin; In this example, we have used 'WIRIS QUIZZES PLAY'.

  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 D2L/Brightspace

To load an existing quiz with WirisQuizzes into D2L/Brightspace, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to D2L/Brightspace with a teacher account and go to the course where you want to create the quiz. You must ensure that the plugin is available in this course.

  2. Click on the Content link and enter an existing module. It’s the first item on the course's Main Menu.

  3. Click on the button Existing Activities, then select the External tool with the name you've given to WirisQuizzes Remote Plugin; In this example, we have used 'WIRIS QUIZZES PLAY'.

  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

As a teacher, in order to see the grades and each student's answers, you can navigate to the quiz and click the "Attempts: <n>" link.

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On this page, you can generate a report with all the information and also review each student's response.

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Student: Just play

Students use the WirisQuizzes activities in their course without accessing platforms other than their D2L/Brightspace course. WirisQuizzes responses and grades may be reviewed similarly to standard D2L/Brightspace quizzes.