# The Equation Editor

## The Equation Editor allows you to include mathematical equations within your discussion posts and email correspondence

### To Access the Equation Editor

Within a Discussion topic, select

**Start New Thread**at the top of your screen to begin a new post, or select a previous post and then select**Reply**. The HTML Editor will open.Select

**Show All Components**. You will see a variety of formatting, structure and content tools here.Select the arrow to the right of the

**Equation**icon, and choose**Graphical equation, MathML equation,**or**LaTeX equation**icon, depending on which type of equation you want to insert.

### Using the Equation Editor

**Follow these steps to write an equation:**

Enter your expressions and/or equations in the editing box.

**Note:**Take advantage of the different templates provided on the different tabs to build the equations and insert fractions, exponents, and other mathematical elements.Once you are done writing your equation or expression, select

**Insert**.

### To Edit an Equation you have Written

Select the equation you wish to edit.

Choose one of the

**Insert Equation**icons. The Equation Editor will load in a new window.Make the needed changes and select

**Insert.**Select

**Save**to update your changes on your post.