Equatio - Download and User Instructions for Students

Equatio is a math creation and manipulation software that helps create accessible digital math without complex coding or math languages to master. It allows you to create, edit, insert, and read aloud digital math in Microsoft Word, Chrome, and the D2L Brightspace learning management system. With Equatio you can create and edit math equations visually, use speech input to convert spoken math to a digital format, read screenshots of math aloud, and more. Equatio runs on Mac and Windows, and from Google Chrome in the G-Suite apps.

Using Equatio in D2L Brightspace

Equatio can be fully utilized in D2L Brightspace. There is no need to download or log in. You can use Equatio directly through D2L Brightspace.

Using Equatio in D2L Brightspace

Downloading and Installing Equatio

Get started using Equatio by downloading the desktop version (macOS, Windows, or Android) or installing the Chrome Browser extension.


  1. Go to the Texthelp Website and choose the "Try Equatio" button in the middle of the screen. Choose Windows (US) or Mac.
  2. Once Equatio is downloaded, you will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft Office 365 credentials (example: ab1234cd@go.minnstate.edu).

Google Chrome:

  1. Go to the Equatio Google Chrome Extension.
  2. On the new page click ‘Add to Chrome’. Once installation is complete, you will have the Equatio extension icon on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser.
  3. Once Equatio is installed, you will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft Office 365 credentials (example: ab1234cd@go.minnstate.edu).

NOTE: To have math read aloud you should also install Read&Write for Google Chrome.


Downloading and Installing for All Platforms:

iPad or Android Tablet

Equatio User Guide

The videos below demonstrate how to use Equatio for Windows and Mac in Microsoft Word to create digital, accessible math through typing, handwriting, dictation and more!

How to Use Equatio in Microsoft Word (for Windows & Mac)

Navigate the Equatio Menu

Equation Editor

Prediction in Equatio

Aligning Your Math In Equation Editor

Speech Input in Equatio

Additional Resource Videos for Faculty