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MathType for Schoology


Type and handwrite mathematical notation in Schoology with MathType. The popular equation editor for MS Word is now seamlessly integrated into Schoology.


MathType is provided as a subscription that allows you to enjoy the same quality solution in your LMS and word processors. Free usage is available under specific circumstances. If you are interested in purchasing, contact us by filling out this form or writing an e-mail to

ChemType is a flavor of MathType designed to help you work with chemical notation. It includes a personalized toolbar with the common chemical symbols, as well as a different user experience adapted to chemical notation needs. Look for the ChemType icon.


WIRIS EDITOR was renamed as MathType in March 2018. MathType 7 is a merge of classical MathType, WIRIS EDITOR and new apps developed for Google and Office Online.

Activation instructions

Follow these easy steps or watch the video:


The only permissions you need to include the MathType and ChemType apps in your course are teacher permissions.

  1. Go to the App Center.

  2. Look for MathType and click the link. (To find MathType it may be easier to choose Mathematics from the Categories list.)

  3. On the new page, click on the blue "Install LTI App" button.

  4. Click "I Agree" on the privacy popup. If you click "I Disagree", the app will not install.

  5. In the popup, select "Add to Organization" or "Install for Me".

  6. Another new page will appear; click "Configure" on the right of the app.

  7. On the next page, fill in the field Consumer Key with "schoology", and Shared Secret with "LTI", and press "Save settings".

  8. Go back to the app page by clicking "School Apps" in the breadcrumb at the top of the page.

  9. Click the blue Install button next to MathType

  10. In the popup, tick "All Courses" or "Course admins only", and click "Submit".

  11. MathType is now installed and ready. If you need to also install ChemType repeat the process for ChemType (In Step 2, you'll find ChemType in the Science Category.)

Basic usage

Write an equation using standard input mode

Click or tap the MathType icon.gif or ChemType chemtype_icon.gif icon in the editor toolbar.


Write an equation using handwriting input mode