How do I enable and use LaTeX in my site?

UVACollab can display LaTex equations as mathematical notation in most tools. Using LaTex options, instructors and students can simply write LaTex in an enabled tool and the resulting equation will be displayed beautifully.

Enable LaTeX in your site as follows.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Site Info.

Select the Site Info tool in the tool menu of your site.

Click on Edit Site Information.

Click on the Edit Site Information button.

Select Allow the display of LaTex math in this site. Click Continue.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Site Information screen to check the box to enable the LaTex language for the site.
  2. Click Continue.

Click Finish to confirm.

Click Finish to confirm enabling of LaTex in your site.

Click Manage Tools.

Next, you need to select the tools that can use LaTeX.

In the Site Info menu, select Manage Tools. This opens Manage Tools screen.

Check the LaTex box next to tool names.

Use Selected Tools list (upper right hand side of Manage Tools screen) to check boxes in the LaTeX column for the tools in which you want to use LaTex equations.

Click Continue, then Finish.

The confirmation screen displays tools for which LaTex has been enabled. Click Finish to confirm.

Enter LaTex equation in the rich text editor of selected tools.

Insert $$ before and after mathematical equation to set it apart from the rest of the text. Math equations are editable in the edit screen of the tool, but will display as an equation in preview and student view.

Equation displays as expected in student view.