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Use of Math quill

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How can I use Math quill? 

Why does pi not appear the way it should be?

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James
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 @editha_africa  

MathQuill is the equation editor for New Quizzes.


To use MathQuill, click on the fx button on the Rich Content Editor within New Quizzes.

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Once you do that, switch to the Greek palette and choose π. There is an uppercase pi and a lowercase pi.

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Alternatively, if you are using the advanced mode, you enclose a LaTeX expression within \( and \) delimiters. The symbol for pi (and all Greek letters) needs a backslash in front of it. \pi will get π

This is what the lowercase pi looks like in a question. 

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If you are seeing something else, can you provide additional details and perhaps a screenshot?

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James
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 @editha_africa  

MathQuill is the equation editor for New Quizzes.


To use MathQuill, click on the fx button on the Rich Content Editor within New Quizzes.

352004_pastedImage_2.png

Once you do that, switch to the Greek palette and choose π. There is an uppercase pi and a lowercase pi.

352005_pastedImage_3.png

Alternatively, if you are using the advanced mode, you enclose a LaTeX expression within \( and \) delimiters. The symbol for pi (and all Greek letters) needs a backslash in front of it. \pi will get π

This is what the lowercase pi looks like in a question. 

352006_pastedImage_5.png

If you are seeing something else, can you provide additional details and perhaps a screenshot?

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Thank you for your response. Smiley Happy

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Good day! This is what appears when I click on the symbol for pi, it

appears in Math Quill but it differs as shown when I click enter.

Thank you for your response.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:16 PM Editha Africa <editha.africa@dlsl.edu.ph>

James
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Thank you for the image.

In new Quizzes, equations do not preview in the text of the question. Once you save the question, it will be rendered visually. 

The \( and \) are LaTeX delimiters. Anything between them will be attempted to be rendered using KaTeX, which is faster, but probably less powerful, than MathJax. It allows math to be viewed without having to convert it to an image.

The \( and \) are required if you need to use the Advanced View from the old equation editor. The equation editor used in New Quizzes (MathQuill) doesn't have an advanced view in Canvas. The advanced technique is to type your LaTeX directly and surround it with \( and \).

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