Canvas Canvas Math Equation Editor (LaTex)How do I use the Canvas Math Equation Editor?

How do I use the Canvas Math Equation Editor?

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 Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or 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.

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Note: To have characters #, $, %, &, ^, _, {, and } appear in the 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 \$$.

Go to any Canvas Text box and click on the "Insert Math Equation" icon

This displays the pop-up Insert Equation panel

Create Equation

1- Math Equation toolbar


2- Switch to Advanced View to type in LaTex. Note: In Advanced View, do not use the following as they generate an error:
"\begin
Unknown macro: {equation}
\end"

3- Equation Field

Create equation then click Insert Equation

Add Text to the Equations

In the Rich Content Editor, you can add text around your equations

To save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor, click Save

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as Update Syllabus or Post Reply.

Example: