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Moodle - Using MathJax in courses


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Describes how to use MathJax in moodle courses.

MathJax is a javascript-based engine for high-quality display of mathematics notation in all browsers.  UW Moodle supports the use MathJax in all text and html course content.

Enabling MathJax in a moodle course

  1. Go to Settings > Course administration > Filters or if you are in an activity Administration > Course administration > Filters
  2. Enable the MathJax filter
  3. Disable the built-in TeX notation filter
  4. Click the Save changes button

The Tex notation filter converts embedded TeX expressions to images and is enabled by default.  You should disable it so that MathJax will handle TeX expressions.

Using MathJax in moodle

MathJax will render TeX and AMS TeX expressions enclosed in the standard TeX delimiters:

Inline TeX formulas:  \(...\)

Displayed TeX formulas:  \[...\] and $$...$$

MathJax will also render MathML enclosed in <math> tags

For more information, see the MathJax documentation.

Keywords:moodle mathjax latex tex mathematics math   Doc ID:35139
Owner:Matt P.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-11-06 11:25 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 11:09 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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