JohnBridgeman
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Compose message math

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All my classes are math classes, so when I message my instructor, I need to be able to type math. I can do this in some places within canvas - there is an "equation" drop down and it lets you script math equations.

However I cannot script math when messaging professors. Why? How Can I fix this so that I can script math in my message to my professors?

 

If there is not a way to do this, then this is a serious flaw in canvas that needs to be addressed.

 

Thank you.

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Ron_Bowman
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@JohnBridgeman -

You are correct in your assessment - there is no way to do what you want in the inbox/messaging construct of Canvas.  I believe that there are several people that have asked for this capability(or other capabilities within the message editor ).

here is the idea conversation about an RCE for messages started in 2015 - upvote it if you can.

latest release notes on inbox: 

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Ron_Bowman
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@JohnBridgeman -

You are correct in your assessment - there is no way to do what you want in the inbox/messaging construct of Canvas.  I believe that there are several people that have asked for this capability(or other capabilities within the message editor ).

here is the idea conversation about an RCE for messages started in 2015 - upvote it if you can.

latest release notes on inbox: 

Thanks for the response. There is not an option for 'upvote' or even to reply/comment on the  idea conversation about an RCE for messages started in 2015  thread you shared. 

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@JohnBridgeman ...

Unfortunately, that is correct at the moment.  Recently, Canvas Community Managers put a halt to all Feature Idea creations, commenting, and starring ... but just temporarily through the beginning of February 2023.  They will be doing some re-organization and clean-up of the Feature Idea process.  You can read more about this at: Idea Conversations: The Path Forward.  So...we'll all have to wait a little bit for Feature Ideas to re-open.

Hope this helps to clarify things for you.