LaTeX

LaTeX

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You can use LaTeX to write formulae in Brightspace. Note that MathType is not supported. If you want to upload documents containing MathType text, it is recommended to insert the text as images, or save the documents as .PDF before uploading.

Click the + to see the steps on how to use this feature.

1.    When using the text editor, click on the Show All Components icon. This will reveal the LaTeX editor, which is indicated with an upper-case sigma (Σ)symbol.

2.    Click to expand the drop-down menu right next to the sigma symbol and choose LaTeX equation from the list.

 

The LaTeX equation editor will open. Note that it might take a few seconds to load. Once opened, you can start typing your formula. There are also guidelines provided: simply click on Which LaTeX commands are supported? to view them.

As you type, a preview will appear just below the text box.

3.    Once complete, click on Insert.

4.    You can now continue writing the rest of the text in the text editor and click Save and Close, or Save to save it.

 

 

Note that MathType is not supported. If you want to upload documents containing MathType text, it is recommended to insert the text as images, or save the documents as .PDF before uploading.
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