WIRIS for the Moodle Atto Text Editor Now Available

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WIRIS provides educators a tool for creating great math notation and using it within platforms like Moodle. While it’s a software as a service, the WYSIWYG math equation editor provides a visual tool for creating math equations right within Moodle questions (or in answer boxes by students).

Screenshot of the standalone editor not integrated with Atto
Screenshot of the standalone editor not integrated with Atto

Their plugins have long been available for Moodle in both HTMLarea and TinyMCE. Their plugin is now available for Atto. According to the description,

Adds a fully WYSIWYG equation editor (WIRIS editor) and, optionally, an advanced calculator tool (WIRIS cas) to Atto.

WIRIS editor is a mathematical visual (WYSIWYG) editor. You can use a large collection of icons nicely organized in thematic tabs in order to create formulas or equations for any web content. You can create and edit your formulas in a visual environment, just click on the WIRIS editor icon for creation or double-click on the formula for edition. No maintenance when upgrading Moodle to a new minor version. It is based on JavaScript and compatible with HTML 5.

WIRIS cas is an online platform for mathematical calculations designed for education. You can access a powerful calculation toolbar through an HTML page that includes integrals and limits calculation, function graphing in 2D or 3D and symbolic matrices manipulation, among others. WIRIS cas covers all mathematical topics from primary school to university level (Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, Differential Equations…).

The plugin is available at To try out the WIRIS editor visit

Note: Wiris for Maths is Moodlenews’ longest continuous sponsor of the blog.


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