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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 Tristan daCosta
    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);
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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,
  • Picture of Tristan daCosta
    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

  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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,
  • Picture of Henrik sune Pedersen
    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. ?
  • Picture of Abin K Vattakkattu
    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
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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.
  • Picture of Reach Academy
    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!


  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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.
  • Picture of El Gafas
    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.
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    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.
  • Picture of Péter Rózsahegyi
    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).


  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 12:51 AM
    @Péter Rózsahegyi Double click or clicking on the formula and then on the square root icon in the toolbar should work and you should be able to see the equation and edit it. The issue you are experiencing may be related to a conflict with another plugin. Please provide us further information on the plugins you have to Thanks!
  • Picture of Péter Rózsahegyi
    Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 2:09 AM
    @WIRIS team SUPPORT I found that I have to save the document at least once then the editor works as expected. Should it work w/o a save cycle?
  • Picture of WIRIS team SUPPORT
    Tue, Mar 31, 2020, 6:38 PM
    @Péter Rózsahegyi Yes, it should work without a save cycle. Unfortunately, we are unable to reproduce it on our end. Please check if there is any Javascript error in your browser console log and if there is please send us the details to Thanks!
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