General plugins (Local) ::: local_wirisquizzes
Maintained by WIRIS team
WirisQuizzes is a STEM assessment tool that allows educators to create and evaluate powerful math question types with equations, graphs, or text-based answers that adapt to the students' needs and automatically correct students' tests by providing smart evaluation software. Break the typical limitations that standard quizzes have and deliver true STEM assessments with infinite dynamic questions, random parameters, graphs, and much more. WirisQuizzes for Moodle will be your perfect partner to improve your students' learning process with real-time feedback.
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Check our release notes to see the new features added in the latest WirisQuizzes versions!

Boost your STEM quizzes with WirisQuizzes question types that allow you to make:

  • Open Answer Questions for math - essay and short answer
  • Graph Questions for Geometry and Statistics
  • Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blank for math 

Save time authoring and evaluating with our:

  • Smart automatic evaluations also for open-answer questions
  • Automatic feedback system and customizable grading notes section that provide an adaptive learning experience
  • Recognition of a handwritten formula to answer on the go

Learn through practice with dynamic questions

  • Use random variables to create unique question statements and decrease cheating probability
  • Learn through trial and error and practice on the same topic using dynamic questions

Free Training 

In our training course, you will learn how to create math and science exercises with WirisQuizzes and get to know the tool and all its features’ potential.

You can choose from two different training plans in Spanish and English:

  • Regular Course: 8h, FREE
  • Extended Course: 15h, 180€ ($200)

Enroll here and begin your training on WirisQuizzes today!

This local plugin installs the full set of  WirisQuizzes question types:

WirisQuizzes True/False question type

WirisQuizzes Short-Answer question type

WirisQuizzes Embedded answer (Cloze) question type

WirisQuizzes Multi Choice question type

WirisQuizzes Matching question type

WirisQuizzes Essay question type

WirisQuizzes Commons question type

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

WirisQuizzes 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.

WIRIS tools can be used for free up to a certain level of use per natural year. Please read the WirisQuizzes subscription conditions and prices.


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  • David Mudrák
    Fri, Jan 13, 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.

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

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

  • David Mudrák
    Thu, Jan 19, 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!

  • WIRIS team
    Thu, Jan 19, 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: https://calcme.com/a

    Best regards,

  • Lucille Parham
    Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 4:41 PM
    Sounds interesting enough; maybe I'll watch out for this.
  • Carl Miller
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 2:10 PM
    I cannot seem to get the WIRIS plugins to work on Moodle Mobile app. I keep getting "...questions not supported by the app".
    Am I missing a setting to enable these plugins for mobile?
    Thanks for any help
  • WIRIS team
    Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 6:17 PM
    @Carl Miller Unfortunately, since Moodle Mobile is not very popular among our customers yet, integrating our tools into Moodle Mobile is not currently on our roadmap.
  • Adrian Adlaon
    Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 9:15 AM
    Good day everyone, i have installed Wiris Quizzes on our moodle 3.9 server. When students submit their answers on a quiz, sometimes errors will appear on their screen. Well, only for a few students not all of them. Can anyone suggest ways on how to deal with this problem?

    Thank you in advance!

    Here are some error messages:

    uncaught exception: Call to a member function release() on bool
    in file: /usr/home/sonreme/moodle/question/type/wq/classes/moodleprovider.class.php line 56

    and some other lines...
  • WIRIS team
    Fri, Sep 4, 2020, 6:05 AM
    @Adrian Adlaon Please contact us at support@wiris.com with the URL where you are using Wiris Quizzes so we can provide you further details on the issue you are experiencing. Thanks!
  • Christian Kanteng
    Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 4:59 PM
    I think it will be a good thing to integrate wiris plugins to work on mobile app then more customers will be interested in. In this days many students are using more mobile and within the idea mobile first, it wiil be helpfull to not see the message : " ..this question type is not supported by the app: matchwiris". Or am I missing something in settings?
  • WIRIS team
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 2:42 AM
    @Christian Kanteng Thank you for your feedback. As mentioned above, unfortunately, since Moodle Mobile is not very popular among our customers yet, integrating our tools into Moodle Mobile is not currently on our roadmap.
  • Ey Marieb
    Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 2:20 PM
    I currently upgraded to Moodle 4.0.3 and experienced an issue when adding Quiz Questions from quiz or from Question Bank where everytime I create a new question, I am directed to error page "You must select a question type". I found out that this is related to Wiris Quizzes question types, because after I disable this plugin, I encounter no more issues. Please kindly advise on this.
  • WIRIS team
    Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 11:25 PM
    @Ey Marieb Thank you for notifying the issue. We identified an unexpected behavior when selecting WirisQuizzes question types in Moodle 4.0.2 and later versions, and our development team solved it immediately.

    The fix has been included in the next version of the tool, WirisQuizzes 4.5.2, to be deployed this week.

    Do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support Team at support@wiris.com if you need further assistance.
  • Juan Pablo de Castro
    Wed, Nov 1, 2023, 3:12 AM
    Hi, we upgraded to Moodle 4.1.2 and noticed that Wiris Cloze questions no longer shows a feedbackspan element when the cursor hover an answer.
    In previous versions a feeback saying "Mark 1.0 out of 1.0" was shown when the quiz was configured as "Interactive with multiple tries".
    Is this a dropped feature or a bug in current version or in our site?
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