How can I configure Canvas to use mathjax to generate and display mathematical expressions rather than the built-in math editor. I do not want my mathematical expressions to be generated as images.

How can I configure Canvas to use mathjax to generate and display mathematical expressions rather than the built-in math editor. I do not want my mathematical expressions to be generated as images.

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Canvas DOES use Mathjax for its own internal uses, but apparently refuses to let its customers use it for their purposes. See the following link

http://larryriddle.agnesscott.org/MathJax-Canvas.pdf

where I chronicle what happened in editing some quiz questions brought over from Moodle (which has no trouble supporting Mathjax for its users). It is clear that Canvas recognizes the LaTeX expressions written in the format that Mathjax uses and correctly displays the mathematical expressions, but only in editing situations, not when the pages are displayed in the browser for viewing. This suggests to me that if Canvas really wanted to support the use of Mathjax so that customers would not need to use the Canvas math editor to create images of mathematical expressions, it could easily do so.

I have had this question before, the most useful info I can find is in this thread:

Latex without editor

Canvas does not natively support this, although some institutions have added support for MathJax by modifying their global JavaScript file at the account or subaccount level. Some of this is old, so I'm not sure if it still works.

There have also been feature requests for this. One lengthy one is now in cold storage: Use MathJax for better client-side equations and better user experience and accessibility

It looks like your institution needs to run a global JavaScript File at the account level. We never tried. JFYI.