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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  • Tue, Aug 22, 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.
  • Wed, Aug 23, 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.
  • Thu, Nov 2, 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??
  • Thu, Nov 2, 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);
  • Thu, Nov 2, 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,
  • Thu, Nov 2, 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

  • Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 5:05 PM

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

    Thanks for your feedback,
  • Thu, Jan 18, 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. ?
  • Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 4:48 PM
    We installed latest version of plugin to moodle 3.6, but when i try to insert equation to editor the full page getting hanged
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 12:33 AM
    Abin, we might need more info to be able to help you. Please write an e-mail to stating your problem and the URL of your Moodle instance.
  • Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 3:50 AM
    Hi there,

    I've installed this plugin as well as the filter: filter_wiris. All the install processes are no problems and I can see the toolbar button on my Atto editor. But when I'd like to use it (click on the toolbar: math equation and chemistry formula buttons) I got a javascript error:

    TypeError: e is undefined
    ReferenceError: WirisPlugin is not definedyui_combo.php:61:4669

    And the popup is not shown up.

    Please help! I will purchase the Mac desktop Mathtype editor version but I need to get this Moodle plugin working first. Thanks!


  • Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 8:36 PM
    Hi David,

    Something weird is going on in your installation. Is your server able to connect to Any failed requests in the network tab of your browser's webdev tools? Please send the URL of your Moodle site to so we can investigate further.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 10:21 PM

    I'm trying to use MathType in some questins in a Quiz but they show up like this: «math .... «/math». What am I doing wrong or what am I missing to set up?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 11:44 PM
    @El Gafas Please check that MathType filter is enabled and the first on the list in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters.
  • Lauder Javne, Budapest, HU
    Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 12:29 AM
    Hi there,

    Thanks for the plugin, it's very easy to use. The only thing I couldn't find out: how can I edit a typo in an already inserted equation? I tried to double-click the equation and to select it and click the editor icon but I always get an empty MatchType instance (or the technical info of the svg).


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