In the storyline 3 version for 2018, the utility of inserting tables was annexed and that is very good, my question for the designers is: why was not an equation editor for storyline 3 contemplated ?, that would have been fabulous. For example, the Wondershare QuizCreator software brings its integrated equation editor, why not storyline ?.

In the 3 storyline version for 2018, you can insert equations but not within the questions for example multiple choice, and in this case, those equations inserted can not be ordered randomly along with the answer options.

Really appreciate your feedback on this! We've heard from other users that a mathematical equation editor would be a useful feature, and we're tracking those requests.

If that feature gets added to Storyline in the future, I'll let you know!

The absence of an equation editor, of the possibility to insert symbols and special characters as well as the very limited features of the regular text editor are a serious handicap in RISE. I hope that those improvements will be made soon. They have been the subject of feature requests for a long time. I just love RISE, and hate to have to turn elsewhere at one point because of these shortcomings. I waste so much time due to the limited text formatting options. It is very frustrating to work with screen captures for equations. They do not align well with text. I use subscript to bring them down a bit, but that only slightly improves things. For fractions, the problem is much bigger. Finally, while using screen captures for equations might look somewhat OK in desktop view mode, in mobile view modes the result is very far from satisfactory.

I know a few other users have asked for math equation support in Rise, so we're tracking those requests to look at the potential of this as a feature.

I'll add your discussion to that list, and I hope that others in the community are able to share what they've done to add math equations to their Rise courses in a way that saves time and looks great in all formats.

I am also looking for an equation editor in Storyline. I prefer a MathType-style equation editor (really any equation editor based in LaTeX). I'm working with just a trial right now and I don't think I'll use Storyline in the future if it doesn't integrate an equation editor.

I just wonder - I was able to find posts as far back as 2015 asking for equations with the same response.

We are looking at purchasing licenses for our institute and, being the math department, will only consider it if equations are viable.

Can you provide any further information regarding if this is currently deemed an important enough issue to work on or if has not yet met the requirements to be forwarded to your developers?

It's still an open feature, so the more we hear from authors like yourself, the better! Here's a bit more insight into how ideas make it from a feature request to our roadmap, and as soon as we're able to share more details, we'll let folks know. Until that point, we don't have a public roadmap for folks to see where a feature stands in the pipeline.

I'd like to throw in my vote for this feature as well. We are looking to move our entire Math curriculum to a combination of Rise and Storyline, but the lack of an equation editor in either is a major concern that has us currently using a third-party solution.

An equation editor is needed. I work on a fair share of chemistry and math projects where I'll add equations as images with alt text (and that's a nightmare) or as a web object to make use of MathML. Neither option is ideal.

Back to request the equation editor feature. Suggestion - instead of developing from scratch, why not piggyback on existing equation editors (Math Type, etc) and get a quick workaround feature? Any equation functionality would be appreciated.

I am also looking for an equation editor. I am creating a tool within my course that will have learners rate themselves after reading statements (i.e. "I avoid difficult encounters with my peers.") using a Likert scale, which will be assigned a variable given the value (1-5) that they enter. I have that entry and variable assignment figured out. But I need a results slide to total their results, then calculate an average so that they can see where they fall in the different Conflict resolution styles.

I have the impression we mean two different things though. What we were talking about above was a way to edit mathematical equations on a slide, basically show them. You are looking for a way to calculate some value in the background and use the result, right?

I can imagine something like that is already possible. If you create a results page and look at the editing possibilities you have there, I can imagine you can find what you are looking for.

I haven't done this myself but that is where I would start.

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In the 3 storyline version for 2018, you can insert equations but not within the questions for example multiple choice, and in this case, those equations inserted can not be ordered randomly along with the answer options.

I hope this comment is useful.

Sorry for my English.

Hi Alfredo,

Really appreciate your feedback on this! We've heard from other users that a mathematical equation editor would be a useful feature, and we're tracking those requests.

If that feature gets added to Storyline in the future, I'll let you know!

Noted, and thank you very much for the promptness of the response.

Hi,

The absence of an equation editor, of the possibility to insert symbols and special characters as well as the very limited features of the regular text editor are a serious handicap in RISE. I hope that those improvements will be made soon. They have been the subject of feature requests for a long time. I just love RISE, and hate to have to turn elsewhere at one point because of these shortcomings. I waste so much time due to the limited text formatting options. It is very frustrating to work with screen captures for equations. They do not align well with text. I use subscript to bring them down a bit, but that only slightly improves things. For fractions, the problem is much bigger. Finally, while using screen captures for equations might look somewhat OK in desktop view mode, in mobile view modes the result is very far from satisfactory.

Thanks.

Hello Mourad!

I know a few other users have asked for math equation support in Rise, so we're tracking those requests to look at the potential of this as a feature.

I'll add your discussion to that list, and I hope that others in the community are able to share what they've done to add math equations to their Rise courses in a way that saves time and looks great in all formats.

+ 1 for an equation editor in Storyline 3.

Cannot find where I can support this request otherwise.

Ta.

Thanks for reaching out Felix. You're in the right place with regards to this feature request :)

For future reference, any idea/suggestion that you have can be shared with our team here too.

I am also looking for an equation editor in Storyline. I prefer a MathType-style equation editor (really any equation editor based in LaTeX).

I'm working with just a trial right now and I don't think I'll use Storyline in the future if it doesn't integrate an equation editor.

Yes, an equation editor would be appreciated.

Hello Tale and Courtney and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

As I mentioned above, you're in the right place to be notified of any updates regarding this feature request.

We are tracking this for both Storyline 360 and Storyline 3.

Hi,

Thanks for the response.

I just wonder - I was able to find posts as far back as 2015 asking for equations with the same response.

We are looking at purchasing licenses for our institute and, being the math department, will only consider it if equations are viable.

Can you provide any further information regarding if this is currently deemed an important enough issue to work on or if has not yet met the requirements to be forwarded to your developers?

Thank you

Courtney Boschmann

Hi Courtney,

It's still an open feature, so the more we hear from authors like yourself, the better! Here's a bit more insight into how ideas make it from a feature request to our roadmap, and as soon as we're able to share more details, we'll let folks know. Until that point, we don't have a public roadmap for folks to see where a feature stands in the pipeline.

I'd like to throw in my vote for this feature as well. We are looking to move our entire Math curriculum to a combination of Rise and Storyline, but the lack of an equation editor in either is a major concern that has us currently using a third-party solution.

An equation editor is needed. I work on a fair share of chemistry and math projects where I'll add equations as images with alt text (and that's a nightmare) or as a web object to make use of MathML. Neither option is ideal.

Thanks for adding your voice, Nathan. We'll let you know if we add an equation editor to Storyline 360 in the future!

Back to request the equation editor feature. Suggestion - instead of developing from scratch, why not piggyback on existing equation editors (Math Type, etc) and get a quick workaround feature?

Anyequation functionality would be appreciated.Agreed. I need an "equation/math/LaTeX bloc" so bad in RISE...

Thanks for your feedback Fabien! We have a feature request logged for that, so I'll be sure to add your voice to that discussion.

+1 on the request

+ 1 for an equation editor in Rise.

Another +1 for an equation editor in Storyline 360. Please!

Yes! I have math instructors asking for an equation editor for Storyline 360. +1 on the request.

I am also looking for an equation editor. I am creating a tool within my course that will have learners rate themselves after reading statements (i.e. "I avoid difficult encounters with my peers.") using a Likert scale, which will be assigned a variable given the value (1-5) that they enter. I have that entry and variable assignment figured out. But I need a results slide to total their results, then calculate an average so that they can see where they fall in the different Conflict resolution styles.

Hin Kyle, thanks for backing this.

I have the impression we mean two different things though. What we were talking about above was a way to edit mathematical equations on a slide, basically show them. You are looking for a way to calculate some value in the background and use the result, right?

I can imagine something like that is already possible. If you create a results page and look at the editing possibilities you have there, I can imagine you can find what you are looking for.

I haven't done this myself but that is where I would start.

Any progress on this? Still need this feature.