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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 David Mudrák
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
    Thanks for sharing this plugin with the community. I was able to test the functionality and reviewed the code and I am going to approve it now. There are two things I noticed during the review.

    1) The toolbar icons do not fit well into the style of default toolbar icons.
    2) The plugin would like to use a cache folder located inside the plugin scope. Note that many sites prefer having the $CFG->dirroot read-only. You could consider switching to a folder inside $CFG->dataroot or even better to try and make use of the Moodle universal cache (MUC) system.
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 12:30 AM
    David, thank for your feedback.

    I'm thinking you are mistaken on the cache stored point: by default WIRIS cache is placed in $CFG->dataroot/cache/filter (you can see it in MoodleConfigurationUpdater.php file in filter plugin) . Users can change that editing 'wiriscachedirectory' and 'wirisformuladirectory' variables in filter configuration filter.

    However it's a good idea using MUC instead a dataroot cache folder. We will consider implementing this feature in future releases. I personally think that it would be a great improvement.

  • Matt Bury
    Sat, May 23, 2015, 2:17 AM

    Wiris plugins use Java browser applets and require JRE to be installed on users' computers/devices. This is either impractical or impossible in many cases. So now I need to uninstall them from Moodle 2.9. I've found old instructions for Moodle 1.9 on how to do this but not for Moodle 2.x.

    The WIRIS filter uninstall link label shows but has no URL link on it. I constructed an uninstall URL: /moodle/admin/plugins.php?sesskey=oVeOxfiwwi&uninstall=filter_wiris&confirm=0&return=manage which returned an error:

    Debug info: core_plugin_manager::can_uninstall_plugin() returned false
    Error code: err_cannot_uninstall_plugin
    $a contents: Array
    [plugin] => filter_wiris

    Can you please provide comprehensive uninstall instructions for Moodle 2.9 for ALL the WIRIS plugins, including which Moodle core files have been altered and which database tables have been created? Thank you in advance.
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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
  • Picture of Léo Joseph
    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" ?
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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
  • Picture of Léo Joseph
    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.
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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.
  • Picture of Nguyễn Đức Thuận
    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?
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 6:20 PM
    @Nguyễn Please note that in order to install atto_wiris you also need to install filter_wiris (
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