Anyone using LyX for quizes on Canvas with math?

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at
Fri Sep 4 21:18:36 UTC 2020

On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 04:32:19PM -0400, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 9/4/20 1:47 PM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> > 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.
> You can do that and remove the various bits you don't need. Or you can
> preview the whole body and copy and paste that (minus the body tags).
> That said, Canvas lets you create individual questions on the quiz,
> which you may well want to do. In that case, you'd be cutting and
> pasting parts.

Good idea. I'm hoping to eventually automate the process of cutting them
up into multiple questions. I know there is an API for Canvas so it
might be possible. In any case, I wouldn't be able to get to that for a

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