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1 Using the Blackboard and WebCT Equation Editor Bob Mathews Director of Training Design Science, Inc.

2 System Requirements WebEQ equation editor included in: Blackboard 5.5 and later WebCT 3.7 CE and later

3 System Requirements WebEQ equation editor included in: Blackboard 5.5 and later Available in Content Authoring Virtual Classroom/Collaboration Tool Assessments & Surveys WebCT 3.7 CE and later Available in Content Module Discussions Mail Assessment questions (not answer choices) Also called the Math and Science Notation Tool

4 System Requirements WebEQ equation editor included in: Blackboard 5.5 and later WebCT 3.7 CE and later Mac users need to be running OS and above with Safari or Netscape, and Java 1.4.

5 Using the Editor Log in to your course & go to CP (Blackboard) or content (WebCT). Ill use Blackboard for this session. Well add a question to an exam…

6 Using the Editor (cont.) Point and click, or keyboard shortcuts The palettes Layout templatesAccent paletteFence paletteTrigonometry paletteCalculus paletteMatrix paletteArrow paletteOperator paletteRelation paletteSet theory paletteLogic paletteGreek letters palette

7 Using the Editor (cont.) Point and click, or keyboard shortcuts The palettes Keyboard shortcuts Program shortcuts ctrl-ccopy ctrl-vpaste ctrl-xcut ctrl-zundo

8 Using the Editor (cont.) Point and click, or keyboard shortcuts The palettes Keyboard shortcuts Template shortcuts ctrl-rinsert ctrl-f or ctrl-/insert ctrl-b or ctrl-_insert ctrl-p or ctrl-^insert ctrl-Qinsert ctrl-Rinsert ctrl-Pinsert parenthesized expression

9 Generic layout element in MathML Some specific uses for WebEQ: Control stretching of parentheses: vice:

10 Generic layout element in MathML Some specific uses in WebEQ: Control stretching of parentheses. Eliminate ambiguity. WebEQs templates automatically include one Dont use! Add text to formulas.

11 Generic layout element in MathML Some specific uses for WebEQ: Control stretching of parentheses. Eliminate ambiguity. Using templates in the Editor automatically adds an. You can also add it manually.

12 ing it up… In both Bb & WebCT, you can use the Equation Editor pretty much any place you need a formula or equation. Can be used with IE and Gecko, but works better with IE on Windows and Safari on the Mac. Palette-based + keyboard shortcuts. Importance of the element.


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