General plugins (Local): WIRIS QUIZZES

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WIRIS QUIZZES local plugin implements a thin wrapper for WIRIS QUIZZES question types. WIRIS QUIZZES plugin declares all the necessary dependencies for WIRIS QUIZZES question types.
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This local plugin installs the full set of WIRIS QUIZZES question types:

WIRIS QUIZZES True/False question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Short-Answer question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Embedded answer (Cloze) question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Multi Choice question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Matching question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Essay question type

WIRIS QUIZZES Commons question type

WIRIS QUIZZES local plugin implements a thin wrapper for WIRIS QUIZZES question types. WIRIS QUIZZES plugin declares all the necessary dependencies for WIRIS QUIZZES question types.

WIRIS  QUIZZES is a set of question types for Moodle that enhances the Moodle Quiz module with mathematics and science functionalities.

WIRIS QUIZZES improves the following Moodle question types: True/False, Multiple choice, Matching, Short-answer, Essay and Embedded answers (Cloze). You can create sophisticated and random math questions with very little effort.

On the side of the student, they will be able to introduce his answers by using a WYSIWYG formula editor. The answer syntax check will prevent the students from making unnecessary errors and misspellings.

All mathematical items are generated in a single calculation section and they can be referenced from anywhere in the content, question wording, answer, feedback for the student, etc. This part of WIRIS QUIZZES requires Java enabled in your browser.

WIRIS tools can be used for free up to a certain level of use per natural year. Please read license conditions and prices at WIRIS store.


This plugin is part of set WIRIS math & science.


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  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 5:39 PM

    Thanks guys. Great example of an umbrella wrapper plugin that is supposed to pull-in other ones. The only thing to consider is adding an SVG version of the icon to be used by the modern browsers. This can be easily approved once all the dependencies are cleared, too.

  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 6:06 PM
    Hi David.

    We will add a SVG version of the icon in our February release.

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, 19 Jan 2017, 12:18 AM

    So, I finally managed to test and review all the submitted question types from this set. Firstly, big thanks for your patience with the approval review that took really long this time.

    Secondly, and more importantly. As a former maths teacher I am happy to say - well done on these WIRIS plugins. With them, a suite of powerful tools comes to the Moodle world and I am sure this will make many moodlers happy. It is obvious that such complex plugins like these are will have certain requirements, for example the need for the Java support in the browser. It is not a problem, as long as these things will be clearly communicated with the users in this Plugins directory (by clear explanation in the plugins descriptions).

    I like your tutorial-like documentation pages for particular question types on your site and they helped me a lot during the testing. I was thinking that at least part of those pages could actually be copied over here to the plugins' description fields to give even better examples of how powerful your plugins are.

    With regards to the code itself, I like that the WIRIS question types make use of the class inheritance and re-use as much of the original types as possible. There are some non-blocking formal issues that would be nice to have fixed, such as compliance with the Moodle coding style. Some potential users of your plugins may take all these little issues into account when evaluating your plugins.

    Issues detected during the code review were reported to your bug trackers and were promptly replied to from your side. Thanks for that. None of them is a real blocker and I am sure that you will same promptly address all eventual issues raised by other users from the Moodle community. So I am happy to go and approve the submitted plugins here now.

    You are cleared to land, welcome to the plugins directory!

  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Thu, 19 Jan 2017, 1:09 AM
    Hi David,

    We are very glad you like WIRIS Quizzes.

    Thank you very much for your extensive feedback! It has been very helpful for us. Feedback like yours greatly improves our code.

    In the next days we will update the documentation including the tutorial for each question type and the requirements specially the Java support in the browser.

    Regarding Java browser support: during this year we will migrate our interface from Java to Javascript. You can test our new interface here:

    Best regards,

  • Picture of Frank Johnson
    Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 4:18 PM
    Seems to be simple yet powerful. Will definitely test it out soon (I'm a math teatcher) and let you know how it works.

    Frank from
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