Moodle: Activities & Resources: External Tools: WileyPLUS

The Wiley activities are publisher tools that allows instructors to link WileyPlus course content to Moodle courses. Using the Wiley external tools allows for deep linking, which means that students can directly access activities and resources through the Moodle site. Deep linking also allows for gradebook synchronization, which can be manually triggered by the instructor in the Wiley course or set to automatically sync* at regular intervals.
There are three Wiley tools that can be added through the external tool. Each tool links to a different part of the Wiley course:

1. Wiley Course Resources—links to the eText, non-graded practice questions, and all other course resources.

2. Wiley Resources—links to one specific non-graded resource selected by the instructor.

3. Wiley Assignments—links to the assignment builder (instructor) or the assignment activity (students) selected by the instructor.

The first time a Wiley tool is added to the Moodle course, the instructor must proceed through logging in to the Wiley course and pairing the two courses. Students will also be prompted to login to the Wiley course their first time to pair their Moodle account with the Wiley course.

A note about support: Because the external tool activity links your Moodle course to an external website, troubleshooting most issues encountered in this tool should be done through Wiley customer support or the specific Wiley customer representative who helped set up the course. The LSU Faculty Technology Center can assist with any Moodle issues and can work with the tool's support team on Moodle-related gradebook sync concerns.
*Moodle Course Design Tip

As of Nov 2022, Wiley’s policy provides two automatic grade sync options. 

  1. Grades are automatically synced once a graded item is submitted. With this, students can see if each item is correct or incorrect after it is submitted. A separate setting controls if the correct answer is shown or kept hidden.  
  2. Grades are held and then automatically synced after the due date. At which point, if students still have access to the activity (it is not password protected) they will see if their answer was correct or incorrect. A separate setting controls if the correct answer is shown. 

To Add a Wiley Activity or Resource:

  1. Log in to Moodle and select your course.
  2. In the course section where you would like to add a Wiley resource or activity, click Create learning activity.

Create learning activity option

  1. Choose External tool.

Activities and External tools

  1. Fill in the activity name field and select one of the Wiley tools from the Preconfigured tool dropdown.

Wiley tools in the Moodle external tool selection menu

  1. Select content to associate with the Moodle course (if applicable) and update the settings as needed. For help with external tool settings, see Activities & Resources: Add an External Tool.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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