# Math Symbols in the Math Editor

**This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.**

**If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.**

## Math Symbols

Wherever you can add and format text in your course, you can launch the math editor to create mathematical formulas. In the course's editor, select the **Launch Math Editor** icon to open the editor window. Click on the + icon then select Math:

## Math Editor Window

- Basic operations
- Matrix calculus
- Calculus and series
- Logic and set theory
- Units
- Greek alphabet
- Table of elements

The Editor window is split into two main areas: at the top is a tabbed area containing various mathematical symbols and functions for creating formulas and beneath that is an area where the cursor is displayed and where the formula will appear as it is created. From left to right, the tabbed areas include: General, Symbols, Arrows, Greek & Letters, Matrices, Scripts and layout, Decorations, Big Operators, and Calculus and Contextual.

- Shortcuts include:
**Superscript:**CTRL + ↑ up arrow**Subscript:**CTRL + ↓ down arrow**Bold:**CTRL + B**Italics:**CTRL + I

- The
**font**can be**Regular**,**Bold**,**Italic**, or**Bold+Italic**. The default font is**AutoItalic**, which means the editor recognizes the type of the symbols and changes the font accordingly

When you are done, click on **Accept** to *save* changes, or click on **Cancel** to exit *without saving*.