I teach AP calculus and need to be able to type definite and indefinite integrals. The option is not available in the equation editor - but I'll bet it's available at the college level! Can we make it available to high school teachers, please???

I've attached an image of the type of equation I must type.

Thanks for your help!!!

Mary Gillespie ,

Higher education doesn't have a special equation editor in Canvas that you don't have.

If you're going to be teaching upper level math, learn LaTeX. It's kind of the standard for formatting mathematics and you won't be sorry. It's (starting with TeX) has been around in some form since 1978 and there is lots of help available online for it. It wasn't written just for mathematics and some universities require that dissertations be written in it and some journals require that submissions be in TeX format. However, it has the most complete formatting of mathematics of anything I've seen.

That said, this can be typed from the Basic Screen, but it's a pain.

Using the toolbar, click on the integral symbol, then click sub (subscript) and type the lower limit. Then click at the end of the integral and click sup (superscript). Then click at the end and put in the e to the 3x and the dx.

But, if you go to the Advanced mode, you can enter LaTeX directly (the spaces are optional). Braces are necessary if there's more than one character in a group.

What you get is this

Now, that's not exactly what you had. But that's where the power of LaTeX comes in.

Will give you this

And you can do things like this, too.

The Basic equation editor is meant for basic stuff. If you want advanced stuff, then you need to go to the Advanced View and type it out.

You can start off in Basic and switch to Advanced and it will carry over, but if you're doing something advanced, you can't switch back to basic. The first example would go from Advanced to Basic, but the second one would not.

Another option is that you can use an online math equation editor like Code Cogs that supplies additional templates to choose from. You can even copy the LaTeX code and paste it into the Canvas Editor so you don't have to retype it.

If you're teaching math, you may also be familiar with MathType by Design Science. While it is a commercial product, it's reasonably priced for academics and I used and upgraded it for many years before I learned how to create documents in TeX because it gave me a WYSIWYG editor and you can set it up to make copy/paste use TeX. You can then copy/paste it from there into Canvas.