I’m looking for a platform to host a subscription math class. All of the course videos and PDFs are created, but I’d like to add assessments. The issue I’m running into is that most platforms do not allow square roots, vertical fractions, etc., and many of my questions and answers choices will have these features. Some questions will also need images of accompanying figures, such as a triangle or table with data.

I cannot find any information about adding math in Kajabi’s assessments.

LearnWorlds does have the ability to add images and it allows Latex formatting, but it’s clunky. I’d live with it, but I really want to be able to have subheadings and indent more course components in the course outline (this course has hundreds of videos, so only two levels won’t cut it. The Algebra heading needs subheadings like Linear Equations and Quadratic Equations, and then I would love two or more levels below each of those for things like “Equations with 1 Variable” / “Equations with 2 Variables” and “Quiz” / “Resources”).

EdisonOS looks perfect, but the number of students is really limited.

Podia has limited assessment options to begin with.

Thinkific’s help page actually says their current text editor is not ideal for entering equations.

It seems like most course platforms are for people who are not actually teaching academic subject matter. Any suggestions I may be missing?

I don’t know if I’m tech savvy enough to use Moodle. It intimidates me.

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To add interactivity and digital manipulatives to your course, it might be worth looking into DESMOS. It is an LMS platform designed specifically for math. While you may not be able to use their platform for your videos, you could integrate their mathematical tools API to whichever platform you choose.

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Do you have an HTML editor option instead of just a WYSIWYG editor? If you can work with the page code, you can use MathML. MathML was designed for accessibility as part of the HTML Standards by WC3G, and all major browsers support it now. This is great for students with disabilities using tools like JAWS because they can understand math expressions better, knowing what’s a numerator or denominator. It’s a much better standard for accessibility compared to LaTeX, which was made for printing equations.

I’m an instructional designer working in the Physics and Chemistry Department, and I use MathML a lot for creating text guides that go along with video solutions. Often, students who can’t see well struggle to follow along because the person in the video doesn’t even read the question prompt—they just jump straight into the solution. So, students who can’t see the prompt have no clue what’s being solved.

At first, learning the coding can be slow, but it gets easier over time. For the parts I can’t remember, I keep a snippet library with some basic code that I can copy and tweak for different problems.

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Well, our KnowVela LMS lets you include images in the assessment question. But I’m not sure we would satisfy the “square root/vertical fractions” part of the need.

Having said that, if you would like to explore this more with us, DM me and we can discuss your needs in greater detail to see if we have what you need.

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Could you build it out in a SCORM format and use an LMS to house those files?

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