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How do I use the Math Editor in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

How do I use the Math Editor in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Canvas has an integrated tool for math and science formulas based on LaTeX, the industry standard for academic publication. The LaTeX Math Editor is built into the New Rich Content Editor. Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. Canvas also includes the option to create equations and expressions with its graphical point-and-click editor.

The Math Editor can be used for basic mathematical formatting for introductory math courses or for more advanced mathematical text for higher-level math courses. Both students and instructors have access to the editor.

For more help, download the following PDF files:

Notes:

  • To have characters #, $, %, &, ^, _, {, and } appear in the New Rich Content Editor, when your equation is inserted, you must use Advanced View and type a backslash (\) before the character. The ~ character can be inserted through Advanced View by typing \~~. The $ character can be inserted through Basic View by typing \$$.
  • The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.

Canvas tutorial below: