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How do I add equations to the Editor?


The Brightspace HTML Editor enables you to add several types of equations. This can be done both with the built-in software in Brightspace and by typing LaTeX code inline. 

Add equations with the equations editor.

  • Click on the equation button to add a Graphical Equation. If you do not see this icon, click on the three dots on the right to display more options.
  • Click on the arrow next to the equation button to choose one of the following options:
    • Graphical Equation opens the equation editor, which is similar to the one found in Microsoft Word.
    • Chemistry Equation can be used for chemistry related equations.
    • MathML Equation can be used to add an equation in the MathML markup language.
    • LaTeX Equation can be used to add an equation in the LaTeX markup language.
  • The equation editor will appear in a new window. 
  • You can enter your equation by clicking on the symbols below Insert Equation.
  • Click on the arrow icon to change to equation to the graphic/MathML form.
  • Click on Insert to close this screen and add the equation.

You can check MathMl and LaTeX equations by looking at a preview. Add your equation with Insert Equation and click on Generate a Preview.

Add equations by typing LaTeX code

If you are familiar with LaTeX code, then you can add this directly in the editor by typing inline. This could look like this: 

When you save the text it will be displayed as follows: 

This Wikipedia page shows how you can type the different mathematical LaTex codes inline.

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