Displaying Mathematical Notations in eClass


Article Last Updated June 2021 There are 2 main methods of displaying mathematical notations in eClass, depending on users familiarity with math markup languages: the more robust method uses the MathJAX filter to display standard TeX syntax (or MathML); users unfamiliar with TeX can use an editor tool to add preformatted equations and syntax. Displaying TeX Using the MathJAX filter
Basic Editor Equation Option If you are unfamiliar with TeX notation or would like to preview an equation, eClass has a built in equation editor:
In the Equation preview, the ⇓ character indicates the approximate location of your cursor in the equation. If instead of seeing the ⇓ icon, you see the word “Downarrow”, your cursor is likely in an invalid position.
At the top of the Equation editor, there are Operations, Arrows, Greek Symbols, and Advanced formulas prebuilt that can be added to an equation. Numbers, letters, and operators can be added manually under Edit equation using TeX.
To leverage the full potential of mathematical notation in eClass, custom TeX formulas can be inputted and previewed in the equation editor. To view an existing equation in the equation editor, place your cursor anywhere within the TeX expression and select the Equation editor button. For more information on the TeX mathematical notations available in MathJAX, see the following page: https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Using_TeX_Notation  
