WIRIS Equation Editor


WIRIS is a top-notch equation editor that allows us to have students "easily" show their work (calculations) online, rather then having them scan their work. This makes life a little easier for assignments and written parts of exams.

A number of BCLN courses are designed with the expectation that students will "show work" within a Moodle test/assignment environment.   Showing Math/Science work can be challenging on a computer.  WIRIS makes this much easier for your students.

BCLN's licence agreement with WIRIS carries all BCLN members with unlimited numbers until August 31st, 2015.

In order to get WIRIS running on your Moodle site, you need to:

  1. Install and enable software (see: http://www.wiris.com/en/plugins/docs/moodle)

  2. Make sure your Moodle URL is correct (About BCLN > BCLN Member List).  Note that WIRIS refers to this table when enabling licensing.

  3. You can contact WIRIS if you have any problems, as they offered their support services to each member.


If you have WIRIS installed:

  • In your filters, ensure WIRIS is first in the list (MathML can follow) or you'll have troubles with some equations in Chrome or Edge (don't default to MathML)

If you don't have WIRIS installed:

  • at this point, we are limited to Firefox (not Chrome or Edge)?????
  • need to test a course that has been through the script conversion.
  • Atto editor has an equation editor button (not as good as WIRIS)

Developer notes:

Last modified: Monday, 3 July 2017, 2:35 PM