Rendering Math characters

Sep 19, 2013

As a math teacher it is always difficult to find software that will render math characters correctly. I am attempting to use Quizmaker to write math questions. Typically I use MathType to create the mathematics and copy & past to the document I am creating. That doesn't workin Quizmaker.

I have tried creating the math items in MathType, saving them as .gif files and importing them as pictures, but this is very inefficient.

Does anyone know how I can create math questions that render the correct math symbols?


15 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Louis and welcome to Heroes! 

Most mathematical symbols are available and others found that utilizing the equation editor in Word works better and then you'll insert formulas as images.  You can check out this thread about the symbols and this thread about utilizing Word for assistance.  I hope this helps and have a great weekend! 

Fabrice Darrigrand
Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for reaching out to share your thoughts Merisenda.

We do know that this is a common need and I'm going to add your additional thoughts to our open request as well as link this thread so that we can update you here when we can.

Could this help you guys in adding this feature ?

Geert van der Wijk

This is a feature we are really looking forward too. our University has a lot of technical studies that use formulas in their online lessons. Next to the need for accessible learning material this feature would also speed up the development of online courses. Now we have to build the formule in Word, make an image and put it into the rise course. When adjustment is needed I have to rebuild my formula make a new image, etc. It saves time to be able to adjust the formula directly into rise.

Vincent Scoma

Hi Edith,

Great question!

To apply the workflow that Alyssa mentioned to a flashcard, here is what you can do:

  • On the Flashcard block, click on the Edit button on the top left
  • From here, you can click on the dropdown menu for the content to be displayed for the flashcard. You will be presented with three options:
    • Text
    • Centered Image
    • Full Card Image 
  • Selecting either of the image options will allow you to upload an image to the Flashcard

Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Aki Tsirigotis


I know this conversation is 2 years old but I thought to ask anyway since there have been updates to SL 360. Has storyline 360 made any updates that allow us to use Mathjax/Latex codes or are we still required to insert images via mathtype/word? As explained in this discussion topic, the images are not accessibility/screen reader friendly.

If not, I really think this should be on your road map!