The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) Developer Resources
WISE Overview

WISE is a research-focused, open-source inquiry-based learning management system that includes the student learning environment, project authoring environment, grading tool, and user/course/content management tools. Here are some features of WISE (downloads a PDF).

WISE is open source. You can checkout the code from GitHub, customize it, and install it on your own server. WISE software is released under the GNU General Public License.

WISE Development and Server Administration
  • Instructions for installing WISE on a server is here.
  • Instructions for setting up a local development environment is here.
  • WISE Developer Community: If you have any questions about the software or the installation process, or if you'd like to contribute to the open source effort, please post to our mailing list or chatroom! Help us work on some of our issues!
Stable releases
Nightly builds
You can also check out the latest versions of WISE in our nightly builds section. "wise-latest.war" will point to the most recent build of WISE.
Sample WISE Projects

If you have set up your own WISE instance locally or on a server (see section above), you can download a project from this section and import it to your instace by following the instructions in "Add a project to the WISE library" section on this page: https://github.com/WISE-Community/WISE/wiki/WISE-Administrator-Resources.

WISE5
  • Demo Project - Showcases the various navigation constraints that WISE5 supports
  • Plate Tectonics - Students investigate geologic patterns in the United States, then delve deeper into Earth's layers to understand how surface features and events arise from invisible inner processes.
  • Self-Propelled Vehicles Challenge - Students build a Newton Scooter car in the project while learning physics.
  • Solar Ovens - Students build a solar oven while learning about thermodynamics concepts.
  • Thermodynamics - Students learn about thermal equilibrium through experiments and visualizations dealing with the conduction of heat energy.
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Terms of Use
    * Copyright (c) 2008-2017 Regents of the University of California (Regents). Created
    * by WISE, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
    *
    * This software is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, v3,
    * or (at your option) any later version. To receive a copy of the GNU Lesser
    * General Public License, visit http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html or write
    * to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
    * Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
    *
    * Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license
    * or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
    * documentation for any purpose, provided that the above copyright notice and
    * the following two paragraphs appear in all copies of this software.
    *
    * REGENTS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
    * THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
    * PURPOSE. THE SOFTWAREAND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION, IF ANY, PROVIDED
    * HEREUNDER IS PROVIDED "AS IS". REGENTS HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE
    * MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
    *
    * IN NO EVENT SHALL REGENTS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT,
    * SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS,
    * ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF
    * REGENTS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

            
Contact WISE Staff
If you have questions about WISE or would like to report a problem, please fill out the contact form here.