Anyone using LyX for quizes on Canvas with math?

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at
Fri Sep 4 17:47:23 UTC 2020

On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 12:06:18PM -0400, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 9/3/20 10:20 AM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> > There are some resources online about turning LaTeX math into the format used on Canvas, but I haven't actually tried anything. Has anyone done this? If so, what are the steps you take from getting from LyX to Canvas quiz? Do you use the LyX HTML export?
> I hadn't thought to do this, but it's a good idea. Note that you can
> just copy the relevant code out of the Code Preview pane, so don't
> really have to export.

I prefer to export since I want to export the entire exam. That is, I
don't want to use LyX just as an equation editor.

> A quick test shows that pasting MathML into Canvas does seem to work,
> though maybe setting the math export type to HTML (under Formats, in
> Document Settings) would be safer, if it worked.

Nice, I didn't know about that option. I will experiment with it.


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