To facilitate your online work in math and science courses, Desire2Learn includes an Equation Editor.

The Equation Editor allows you to include mathematical equations within your discussion posts and Email correspondence.

## To Access the Equation Editor

- Within a Discussion topic, select
**Start New Thread** at the top of your screen to begin a new post, or select a previous post and then select **Reply**. The HTML Editor will open.
- Select
**Show All Components**. You will see a variety of formatting, structure and content tools here.
- Select the arrow to the right of the
**Equation** icon, and choose **Graphical equation, MathML equation,** or **LaTeX equation** icon, depending on which type of equation you want to insert.

## Using the Equation Editor

### Follow these steps to write an equation:

- Enter your expressions and/or equations in the editing box.
**Note:** Take advantage of the different templates provided on the different tabs to build the equations and insert fractions, exponents, and other mathematical elements.
- Once you are done writing your equation or expression, select
**Insert**.

## To Edit an Equation You have Written

- Select the equation you wish to edit.
- Choose one of the
**Insert Equation** icons. The Equation Editor will load in a new window.
- Make the needed changes and select
**Insert.**
- Select
**Save** to update your changes on your post.