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Moodle has introduced a new method of inserting mathematical symbols into any text box in your course. This new feature is called the DragMath Equation Editor and is accessible by clicking on the unique icon in the formatting toolbar (see image below).




  1. Log into myPlymouth
  2. Select the myCourses tab and the myCourses window appears.
  3. In the center column, select your class title from the appropriate semester category in the myCourses channel. You will now be looking at your course's home page.
  4. Click on the Turn editing on button located in the upper right corner of the window.
  5. Navigate to an area where you'd like to enter in a mathematical symbol (it could be a topic header, forum post, a new label, or any text box with a formatting toolbar).
  6. In the formatting toolbar, locate and click on the DragMath icon (see image at the top of the page).
  7. The DragMath Equation Editor window will now appear.
  8. To insert mathematical symbols into your workspace, simply click on any symbol in the list.
    • Use the various tabs to look through different sets of symbols.
  9. If you have selected a symbol which contains empty boxes, click inside of them to type in any desired numbers or letters.
  10. If you would like to clear your workspace area, click on the Edit toolbar and select Clear Workspace.
  11. When you are satisfied with your work, select the Insert button at the bottom of the window.
  12. Moodle will then display a line of text surrounded by dollar symbols ($$). This is normal, as it is how Moodle reads your particular equation. When your text is in viewing mode (after you save), the code displayed here will automatically be converted to the symbols you had inserted.
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Article ID: 2612
Fri 10/2/20 5:08 PM
Sat 10/17/20 1:00 PM
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Plymouth State University (PSU)