# Add and edit Equations

**Version:** Kora Courses, April 14, 2023 or later

**Permissions required:** Student

- For our users in the math, science, and technical fields, we have made it possible to include beautifully formatted mathematical equations in ePortfolios using the popular LaTeX syntax.
- Equations can be added through a button on the Text Format toolbar, or through a dedicated Equation Module button in the Library.

## Adding an Equation to a Rich Text module

- To add an equation to your Rich Text module, click Edit
**(1)**on the side of the module.

- Place your cursor at the point where you would like to place your equation, and then select Equation icon
**(2)**from the Text Format toolbar.

- Clicking the Equation icon will cause the Equation Editor to appear
**(3)**. In the provided space, you can type in your equation, or paste it in LaTeX, ASCIIMath, or MathML language.

- The equation will appear in a preview window
**(4)**, and in your Rich Text module**(5)**, rendered according to the syntax you entered into the Equation Editor.

## Using the Equation module

- To add an equation using the Equations Tool, navigate to the page where you would like to place your equation and click the Add Content
**(1)**.

- In your Library, scroll down and click the Equation icon
**(2)**.

- A Rich Text module
**(3)**will be placed on your page with the Equation Editor**(4)**already open. From here, the process of entering and styling your equation will be the same as if you were entering it into an existing Rich Text module.

## Styling an Equation

- To style your equation, click settings
**(1)**on your Rich Text module. In the settings panel, click “Advanced Customization”**(2)**.

- In the expanded Advanced Customization options, click Equation
**(3)**to expand the styling options. The available style properties are:- Font Size
- Font Color
- Padding
- Border Color
- Background Color

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