Software now available to the campus community will make it easier to create equations, science symbols, chemical formulas, or other mathematical expressions digitally.
The University has purchased an institution-wide licence for EquatIO, which helps in digitizing math and ensuring its accessibility. The software is free to all UWindsor employees and students.
Mark Lubrick, a learning specialist in the Office of Open Learning, calls it an “ideal” addition to the University’s suite of assistive technology tools.
“One exciting feature is it allows students and instructors to take screenshots of math or chemistry equations and convert them into proper math formulas that can be edited and used,” he notes.
He says users can also create their own formulas through text or via one of the preset equations.
“You can even handwrite or dictate expressions, which EquatIO will convert into digital math,” says Lubrick.
The program also enables the creation of graphs.
EquatIO can be installed on any computer or mobile device and is compatible with the Google suite of tools.
To download a copy:
- Click on this link, click “Try EquatIO Today,” then choose your platform.
- Follow the installation instructions.
- After product is installed, log in by selecting “Sign-in with Microsoft” and use your UWin ID and password.
Watch a short introductory video: