# How do I use the equation editor on an exam in my Online@UT (Canvas) course?

Canvas has an integrated tool for math and science formulas based on LaTeX, the industry standard for academic publication. The LaTeX Math Editor is built into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). The Math Editor can be used for basic mathematical formatting for introductory math courses or for more advanced mathematical text for higher-level math courses. Both students and instructors have access to the editor.

- Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

- Click the
**Equation**icon to open the Math Editor. A pop-up window will appear in your browser.

- Use the Math Editor toolbar to select representative equation characters in the equation field. They will appear in the text box as you click on them as shown below:

- Be sure to enter your equation characters first and then select the
**Insert Equation**button.