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How to use equations within QMPlus

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For: Staff and StudentsApplication: Assessment and Feedback (all) , Assignments , QMplus , Quizzes

This guide is relevant until mid-August 2022. Guidance relevant to the new QMplus theme will then be available here.

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For information on how to use equations within Quiz questions, please see

Using Equations within QMPlus

The QMPlus text editor contains a button that allows you to enter formula notation commonly used in mathematical and scientific equations. The button looks like this:

Snapshot of Equations Icon

The image below shows the equation editor button within the text editor dialogue box.Snapshot of Equations Editor

The next image shows what is displayed on the screen once the button is clicked (please click on the image if you want to enlarge it).

Snapshot of Equation Editor functionality

  1. Once the Equation Editor button is clicked …
  2. …you can enter the TeX code within this box (more information on TeX code is discussed below)
  3. The correctly shown formula will be displayed here
  4. Even though the TeX code is shown here, once saved and published, the correctly shown formula will be displayed in the final version.

TeX or LaTeX is a way of showing mathematical and scientific notation using only characters you can type on a keyboard. Please see the example below:

Example of TeX code use

TeX is extremely versatile, allowing a wide range of texts and equations to be shown on QMPlus. For full information on its use with instructions and examples, please visit the following link: Using TeX Notation.


You can read more information on Moodle Docs: Using TeX Notation

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Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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