- Getting Started
- Policy & Guidelines
- MSU Web Accessibility Policy
- Technical Guidelines
- Five Year Plans
- Annual Self-Review
- Purchasing Workflow
- Digital Content Guidelines
- Year Four Self-Review Memo
- ADA Web Audit Team
- Year Five Self-Review Memo
- Accessibility Basics
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- MathType for Equations
- Mathematical Expressions & MathML in Desire2Learn
- D2L Course Accessibility
- Accessible PDFs
- Adobe InDesign
- Microsoft Publisher (Windows)
- Hiring a Third Party Captioning Service
- Creating Your Own Captions
- Uploading a Video to Kaltura Mediaspace
- Attaching a Caption File to Kaltura Mediaspace
- Google Drive Documents
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Zoom Live Transcript
Help & Resources
- A Guide for Captioning Video
- Captioning Resources
- Classes & Workshops
- Basic Checklist: Online Content Accessibility
- Evaluation & Validation
- Web Accessibility Policy Liaisons
- Course Accessibility Badge and Course Accessibility Review
- Prioritization Guidance
- Faculty Accessibility Questions about Digital Content
- Spartan Ally
- WAPL Schedule
- Report an Accessibility Problem
- IT Next Conference
As an educator, you work with a wide variety of students with different strengths, weaknesses, interests, and learning preferences. These variabilities can present barriers to teaching and learning if you don’t have the proper supports to meet the unique needs of your students.
With EquatIO, students with a variety of backgrounds and learning abilities can engage with math and STEM content in the ways they prefer.
What is EquatIO?
EquatIO software allows you to create accessible mathematical equations, formulas and more directly on your computer.
Simply type, handwrite or dictate any expression, and EquatIO will convert it to accurate digital math which can be added into a Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Google G Suite apps, or D2L with a click.
Features - at a glance
The EquatIO toolbar includes a number of features to make digitizing math easier.
Create your math and science expressions by typing directly into the editor. Use Prediction to insert fractions, exponents, operators, formulas, chemical symbols, and more.
For more advanced users, use LaTeX to create math expressions and add them directly into digital documents.
Create and customize single or multiple graphs, plot ordered pairs or tables of points and more, with this tool powered by Desmos graphing calculator.
Handwrite math expressions using a touchscreen device or mouse pointer.
Dictate equations and formulas aloud. EquatIO turns your spoken input into written expressions.
The mobile app enables you to use your phone or tablet to insert handwritten math, spoken math, or images into your document.
A collaborative workspace for your Chrome browser that gives instructors and student the ability to collaborate on math.
Turn any equation across the web into accessible, editable math with the EquatIO Screenshot Reader. Simply take a screenshot of the inaccessible equation to convert it into accessible math, which will automatically be read aloud.
How to Get EquatIO
EquatIO is available in D2L through the "Insert Stuff" menu item when editing quiz questions, files, and discussions.
The EquatIO Pro version for Windows, Mac, and Google is available to all faculty, staff, and students at MSU using their MSU Google account.
To install EquatIO on your laptop or PC:
- For Google Chrome
- For Windows and Mac
- Follow the Getting Started with EquatIO (Windows/Mac) instructions.
- When prompted to log in choose the Google option and enter your MSU NetID and password.
Resources for Instructors
- Training Portal - free, short courses that explain how the software works and provides strategies and best practices for using it in the classroom
- YouTube Playlist - how-to demo videos for a deep-dive into how each feature works
- Quick Reference Guides - explanations for each button within EquatIO for Google, EquatIO for Windows/Mac, and EquatIO mathspace
- EquatIO-related blogs - best practices and thought pieces related to EquatIO, math, and STEM