Introduction to Using EquatIO in Google Chrome

EquatIO is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to create equations, formulas, and more, digitally. Helping to make math and STEM more accessible and engaging.

Add EquatIO as an extension on Google Chrome.

Getting your students started with EquatIO

Step by Step Instructions for

This guide will explain how to use EquatIO through the Google Suite programs like Google Documents and Google Sheets.

    1. Download EquatIO.
    2. Go to Google Documents, at, and open a new document. You can also open a pre-existing document.
    3. Click Equatio icon; upper right-hand corner of the Chrome window.
      1. This will open the Equatio task bar on the bottom of the window.
    4. On the task bar, click the icon on the left labeled Equation Editor; this will open a text window above the task bar labeled ‘Math’
    5. Type your equation into the ‘Math’ box.
      1. If you want to include any specific letters, operators, or formula click any of the icons on the bottom right of the ‘Math’ box.
      2. They are labeled Math Operators, Symbols, Functions, and Greek Letters.
      3. The equation can be typed in plain text and will be converted to the appropriate operators; e.g: ‘two’ will become ‘2’ while ‘fraction’ will produce a fillable fraction box.
    6. Once you have completed your equation click the insert math button in the Equatio Tool Bar.
    7. The accessible version equation will appear in the document and will have alt-text as well.
    8. The completed equation can be copied and pasted into a MS Word document or the Canvas RCE and it will retain all of its formatting.


Additional Resources for Creating Accessible Content

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