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Using MathML in Blackboard/WebCT Bob Mathews Director of Training Design Science, Inc. bobm@dessci.com

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Why MathML? Accessibility Ease of re-use Re-size math with browser text re- size (but not via the Equation Editor) Better resolution than images Can copy from other sources existing documents web pages

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Entering MathML directly Blackboard offers the MathML Editor. IE-Win: Others: WebCT requires a work-around.

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Quirks: Blackboard Doesnt allow whitespace in the code. x = 1 2

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Quirks: Blackboard Doesnt allow whitespace in the code. Doesnt allow spaces at all – hence no attributes: x = 1 2

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Quirks: Blackboard Doesnt allow whitespace in the code. Doesnt allow spaces at all – hence no attributes. Be careful copying & pasting from other apps (MathType, WebEQ, etc.) x = 1 2 x = 1 2

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Quirks: Blackboard Doesnt allow whitespace in the code. Doesnt allow spaces at all – hence no attributes. Be careful copying & pasting from other apps (MathType, WebEQ, etc.) Choice of MathType translator options Only these are okay

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Quirks: WebCT Biggest quirk is that WebCT requires a work-around. No easy way to insert a formula into an answer slot. It is possible to insert images, but its not easy. Its also possible to insert MathML, and thats a little easier, but still quirky. Activates Equation Editor

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