Anyone using LyX for quizes on Canvas with math?

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sat Sep 5 03:49:27 UTC 2020

On 9/4/20 5:18 PM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> 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
> while.

Interesting. I had no encountered that. Let me know if you decide to
pursue this idea. I'd be happy to work on it, too.


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