Canvas: Mathematical Equations using EquatIO

This service is for faculty.

Do you or your students need to write or create mathematical equations in Canvas? Visit the resources below to learn more about the options provided by the tool EquatIO. 

With EquatIO, you can insert a mathematical equation in your Canvas course anywhere you use the rich content editor.

How you access the tool depends on whether or not you're using the new rich content editor.

Access from original text editor

If you haven't manually made the switch to the new rich-content editor, then follow these instructions to use EquatIO: 

  1. When you are editing a page, discussion, or assignment, click the blue V icon to find More External Tools. 
    Canvas rich text editor insert equation icon
  2. Then, select "Insert EquatIO Equation" from the list. ​​​​​​​
    Canvas rich text editor insert equation icon

Access from new rich-content editor

If you have manually made the switch to the new rich-content editor, follow these instructions to use EquatIO: 

  1. When you are editing a page, discussion, or assignment, click the plug icon. ​​​​​​​
    Canvas rich text editor
  2. Then, select "Insert EquatIO Equation" from the list. ​​​​​​​
    Select math equation app

See the resources below for more information on how to add equations to Canvas using EquatIO. 

Videos

Overview and What All the Buttons Do:

  • Start with the Equation Editor video (12:36). It gives a basic overview of the tool and shows how to work with the most commonly used features.
    • Please note that the formulas mentioned at the end of this video are not supported in our instance of EquatIO. However, all other basic functionality will function as shown in the video. 
  • If you are a more advanced user, watch the LaTex Editor video to learn how to write equations with LaTex. 

Please see the below videos to learn more about EquatIO: 

EquatIO Mobile:

EquatIO and Canvas:

Screenshot Reader:

Documents and Other Resources

Training:

Outward Facing Websites:

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Article ID: 108236
Created
Thu 5/21/20 9:32 AM
Modified
Mon 1/11/21 11:25 PM

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