Atto: MathType for Atto by WIRIS

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Type and handwrite mathematical notation in Moodle with MathType.
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MathType for Moodle

Type and handwrite mathematical notation in Moodle with MathType. The popular equation editor for MS Word is now seamlessly integrated into Moodle.

Easy user experience that will boost your productivity. Include math equations in assignments, questions or communications between users. Making the best of it with handwriting recognition in touch screens. MathType experience is also available in Google Suite or Microsoft Office. 

ChemType is a flavour of MathType designed to help you work with chemical notation. A personalized toolbar with the common chemical symbols but also a different user experience adapted to chemical notation needs. Look for the ChemType icon.

MathType is provided as a subscription that allows you to enjoy the same quality solution in your LMS and word processors. Smooth the learning curve of math tools with a unified experience. Free usage is available under specific circumstances. Please read the subscription conditions and prices at MathType store

Wiris Quizzes, assessment for STEM

Wiris Quizzes takes Moodle Quizzes one step further for your STEM topics questions. Computer based grading of math and science questions. Random parameters and graphics in your STEM quizzes. Handwrite the answer in touch screens.


This plugin is part of set WIRIS math & science.


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  • Picture of Ramon Eixarch
    Thu, 20 Aug 2015, 7:31 PM
    Hi Matthew,

    HAND & EDITOR will be 'merged' very soon. We still have to decide the concrete terms. It may be the case that depending on the device (touchable vs desktop) the default mode is handwriting or palette based.

    If you want to discuss licensing terms the best option is that you send a message to
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 1:38 AM
    Latest version is missing the title string for the new chemistry editor button (on atto editor toolbar).
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Fri, 15 Jan 2016, 5:21 PM
    @Geoffry: Thanks for your feedback. The new version fix the issue.

  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Sat, 16 Jan 2016, 8:45 PM
    Yes, the update fixes that for me. Thanks for your prompt work. Good to see the new Chemistry editing features.

    One other thing, which may also relevant for the Maths editor. Is there a way to chose upright (rather than italic) lower-case greek letters?
    I appreciate the convention for maths variables is to use italic lower case greek letters and that you already have an upright lower case pi constant, but upright lower-case greek characters would be useful for some chemical nomenclature, physical constants etc.
  • Picture of Ramon Eixarch
    Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 1:48 AM
    By default WIRIS works with an auto-italic mode with the MATH PALETTE.

    That feature is not activated in the CHEMISTRY PALETTE. Hence you should be have to upright lower-case greek letters.
    You can have a try in the demo
  • Picture of HAJA MARICAR
    Sat, 1 Oct 2016, 7:25 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Aplogise if this issue has been raised up.. i try to make sense of the above dicussion without success. I am very new to moodle and do not understand technical language too much. I am trying to create a maths course
    in moodle and i wish to install this plugin. I had succefully installed WIRIS plugin filter and WIRIS plugin for Atto editor. However when i try to install WIRIS quizzes at first it prompts me to manually update the plugin type. And after i chose 'Question type' i am still unable install. I get this error prompt.

    Validating qtype_type ... Error
    [Error] File version.php not found [null]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Mon, 3 Oct 2016, 5:12 PM
    @HAJA MARICAR We understand you are trying to install WIRIS quizzes using the "Install add-ons" feature from Moodle's user interface.
    Unfortunately, that installation method is not currently possible for WIRIS quizzes.
    You need to install WIRIS quizzes manually as described at
  • Picture of Matthew Wilson
    Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 11:08 PM
    I cannot find the WIRIS button on the ATTO toolbar. The filter is enabled and WIRIS says it is installed correctly.
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017, 12:52 AM
    @Matthew Wilson:
    Please check if WIRIS is present at http:///admin/settings.php?section=editorsettingsatto under "Toolbar config".
    You should see a line "math = wiris", if it is not present please add it.
  • Picture of Tristan daCosta
    Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 11:20 PM
    I'm currently testing the WIRIS editor plugins. I can't seem to get the Wiris editor buttons to appear in Atto editor. Also, no buttons that are in place AFTER the WIRIS entry (on Toolbar config) are rendered on the toolbar either.

    I see some JS errors in Chromes console (attached) which is referring to the only button (HTML) to be rendered AFTER the WIRIS button:!AkamgAQZKzFhgcQkVfiu0frmKIk6sg

    If I remove WIRIS from toolbar config, everything else renders fine and the above JS error doesn't appear.

    Filter is enabled correctly, MathJax is disabled and the editor and buttons appear correctly on TinyMCE editor.

    Anyone have any ideas??
  • Picture of Tristan daCosta
    Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 11:24 PM
    Full location of the above referenced error

    When select that error, the following line is highlighted within the above JS file:
    Line 400:"GET", urlChecker, false);
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 11:35 PM

    Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience.

    This issue would be fixed in our next release (available next week). You can downgrade to our 4.7.0 version or - if you want - install our development release (development branch in GitHub repositories).

    Best regards,
  • Picture of Tristan daCosta
    Thu, 2 Nov 2017, 11:46 PM
    Thanks for your quick reply!

    I've just got it working actually. The following defaults weren't autofilled on installation in the filter settings page. I copied the default values into the corresponding boxes and it's working now!

    Service host
    filter_wiris | imageservicehost

    Service path
    filter_wiris | imageservicepath
    Default: /demo/editor/render

  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Fri, 3 Nov 2017, 5:05 PM

    We have a new release (4.9.0) which fix the issue you detected.

    Thanks for your feedback,
  • Picture of Henrik sune Pedersen
    Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 10:05 PM
    We have a moodle page in version 3.1.4.
    We have the problem that formulars inserted via the Math Editor in Advanced forum replys are being removed when saved. Theres no problem in the ordinary forum posts. ?
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