Over spring break we acquired a site wide license for digital math software Equatio. This means any faculty, staff or students with UIS email can download the software. This gives you a two and half minute overview of the software. The software is designed for STEM fields which use equations allowing input by typing, writing, or dictating equations. The software can also read out equations in a paused video, a PDF, Word form, or almost any digital format. In the coming weeks we’ll talk about ways to use this software to help with accessibility as well. This week I’d just like to let you know how to download it.

First goto the Equatio website.

Scroll down to the first section and you will see a choose your platform button. Click the button

first section with the choose your platform button

When you click on the choose your platform button you will have four options: Windows, Mac OS, Chrome, and a webapp. Select the version you would like to install then click the install button. For this walk through we are selecting windows.

screenshot of the choose your platform button on the equatio website

You will then have a new window which will allow you to download for Windows or Mac, for this walkthrough are selecting Windows.

new page which allows you to download windows or mac

Since Chrome is the browser the file has downloaded to the bottom left hand corner, the EquatioIO.exe file.

shows that the file has downloaded above the system tray in chrome on windows

When you select the file, a new screen will pop up asking you to accept and install, click accept and install.

accept and install screen

Another screen will popup asking you how you would like to authorize your account. For UIS you can click either Microsoft or Google. On the screen which pops up, not shown, please enter your UIS email address.

options to use existing logins with google, microsoft, twitter, facebook, and linkedin

This will take you to the final screen where you can enter your NetID and password.

uis netiid authorization screen

Equatio is now installed. Please check out the Equatio website for more on how to use the software. There will be a live software webinar for UIS faculty and staff on April 10, from 2-4 pm. If you are interested in attending the webinar please email vmart02s@uis.edu. It will be recorded and we will share that info with you at the time. We will have some more examples of how to use Equatio in the coming weeks.