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Improve Math Editor

Improve Math Editor

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Recently it was announced that MathJax can be used in the Rich Content Editor's Math Editor to write LaTeX code to create advanced math expressions. But it would be smoother and more professional to use symbols in the Canvas Math Editor that are driven unseen in the background by LaTeX code. 

The following math expressions need LaTeX code in the Canvas Math Editor but can VERY  quickly be generated in the Microsoft Equation Editor without the need for any complicated LaTeX code. These expressions were "copied" from a Word document and "pasted" into this feature enhancement request dialog box.

Yes Canvas has many great features. But if I was given a choice I would rather be able to use icons to create the math expressions below than send a video in the Canvas calendar to a student to remind the student that his/her homework was not handed in. 

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5 Comments
ctitmus
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
VHDL2STA
Community Member

I recently gave a webinar at my college, Palm Beach State College, about the weaknesses of the Canvas Math Editor and the workarounds to these weaknesses. The conclusion is the Canvas MUST make the Math Editor look like MathType. Blackboard has MathType in its editor so Canvas MUST as well. Here is a link to my presentation:

https://palmbeachstate-elearning.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_d9zl4nob

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: In Development
 
VHDL2STA
Community Member

Hi Stefanie,

Thanks for the great "In Development" news.

An improved Canvas Math Editor will be much appreciated by Canvas users at all levels, K-12 through 2-year colleges and universities,

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@VHDL2STA  Unfortunately, although we continue to work on this, our engineers' priorities have had to shift, meaning this one has dropped off the near-term roadmap. We've changed the status back to Open for Conversation—for now.