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Moodle Tips: Displaying mathematical formulae (Part 2)

by Richard Hall on | Nov 19, 2014 | Blog, Moodle Tips | 0 comments

Moodle Tips this week:

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rh maths - pt2 - 02A previous blog post referred to the Equation Editor button (above) which was introduced as part of the toolbar for the Atto editor in Moodle 2.7, allowing you to add mathematical notation via a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

This GUI provides a selection of toolbar buttons to construct common mathematical formula in TeX code to include in your course content, however you may require further mathematical functions which are not currently provided.

The good news is that your administrator can easily customise the toolbar to extend the range of mathematical notation available to users.

Follow the steps below to take advantage of this:

  1. As an administrator, access the Equation editor settings via Site Administration > Plugins > Text editors > Atto HTML editor.
  2. Scroll down to the Advanced setting and add the following five lines to provide access to some algebraic, square root and fraction notation:

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3. Click on [Save Changes]

rh maths - pt2 - 04When you next access the Advanced tab from the Equation editor within Atto, the highlighted buttons (pictured) below will now be available to you.

For further TeX code examples of mathematical notation that you might wish to add to your editor, refer to





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