How do I add greek letters (alpha, beta, etc) in canvas?
Hi Linda Boyle Thank You for your question.
The Greek symbols can be found via the 'Insert Maths Equation' in the rich content editor, then 'Greek'.
Here are snips of what you need to look for-
Insert Maths Equation
Sing out if you need a hand.
I would not use the equation editor for this unless you need a Greek letter within a mathematical context. Canvas supports Unicode with an UTF8 encoding, so the characters are available in the same font as everything else, you just need to be able to enter them.
This question comes up periodically with international characters -- those teaching Spanish or French often want a way to enter accented characters.
There are several solutions available, but almost all of them involve modifying the question from how to enter Greek letters in Canvas to how to enter Greek letters in Windows (or Mac OS).
I would not use the equation editor unless it's mathematical content. All of those methods I mentioned give you content that can be read by a screen reader. I don't know how screen readers read equations, but I imagine it prefaces it with "LaTeX" which is going to be really confusing.
Thanks James, I hadn't considered that. Good call!
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