MathType for Atto by WIRIS

Atto ::: atto_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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  • Mon, May 25, 2015, 6:48 PM

    Uninstall instructions for WIRIS filter and WIRIS plugin can be found here:

    There is no table associated with WIRIS filter or WIRIS plugin and no core files has been altered.

    If you are still having problems, please feel free to contact us at
  • Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 10:02 PM

    I install freely WIRIS editor on my own Moodle, i want to know how can i see how many formulas remain before i need before buying a "licence" ?
  • Mon, Jul 6, 2015, 10:11 PM
    We would need to know the URL of the Moodle where you are using WIRIS in order to check your usage.
    You can provide us the details here or send them to us by e-mail to
  • Tue, Jul 7, 2015, 3:48 PM
    There's no solution to verify it myself ?
    it would be great if it there was a solution to check ownself that.
  • Tue, Jul 7, 2015, 6:39 PM
    Alternatively, you can check how many files are stored in //filter/wiris/formulas directory. If you have never cleared WIRIS cache in your Moodle site, this would be the number of formulas you have created.
  • Sat, Jul 18, 2015, 5:24 PM
    I can't install WIRIS plugin for Atto - Maths in moodle 2.8. it has information: Dependencies check failed for atto_wiris?
  • Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 6:20 PM
    @Nguyễn Please note that in order to install atto_wiris you also need to install filter_wiris (
  • Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 10:40 PM
    What is the plan for WIRIS Hand? I have created an addition to the existing plugins (as a proof of concept), that adds a hand icon in the text editors. It pops up a window with the WIRIS hand embedded, and then grabs the MathML and places it in the editor. Works great, just wondering if that is going to be included in the WIRIS editor at some point or what the licensing requirements are to actually put it into production.
  • Thu, Aug 20, 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
  • Wed, Jan 13, 2016, 1:38 AM
    Latest version is missing the title string for the new chemistry editor button (on atto editor toolbar).
  • Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 5:21 PM
    @Geoffry: Thanks for your feedback. The new version fix the issue.

  • Sat, Jan 16, 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.
  • Tue, Jan 19, 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
  • Sat, Oct 1, 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
  • Mon, Oct 3, 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
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