It is very easy to use MathJax with most web platforms. Thanks to the MathJax CDN service, you do not have to install any files – just adding a code snippet to the HTML header is all that you need to do to set up MathJax. You can then include LaTeX and MathML in your posts and let MathJax display beautifully rendered equations to your readers.

This page contains video tutorials showing you how to use MathJax in Tumblr and Blackboard. While some of the specifics in these videos only apply to these environments, the approach is very general and should help you to set up MathJax in other web environments as well. The key action is to add a line of code, telling your page to use the MathJax CDN, to either the HTML header or as inline HTML in your web document.

## Tumblr

Watch the “How to use MathJax in Tumblr” video at 480p for the best viewing experience:

Summarizing the main steps:

- Click the
*Customize*button in the upper right corner - Select
*Theme* - Click
*Use Custom HTML* - Go to the end of the header environment, which you can do by searching for the
`</head>`

tag - Insert some blank lines just above the
`</head>`

tag - Copy the MathJax code snippet from “Using MathJax in Web Platforms” in the MathJax documentation, and paste it into the HTML header on Tumblr
- Click
*Save + Close*

Open up the blog again – you’re all set!

## Blackboard

David Gibson at Blackboard has produced an introduction for integrating MathJax in the new Blackboard editor.

For historic value, here’s our original tutorial for the older Blackboard editor.

Summarizing the main steps:

- Create a content element of choice, such as a
*learning module*or an*assignment*, within the Blackboard environment. We have tested that MathJax works with individual items, learning modules, assignment, lesson plans, syllabi (including lessons), tests and blogs. - Disable the default Blackboard visual text editor by flicking the switch in the upper-right corner to “off”, and select “HTML” input mode (rather than “Smart Text” or “Plain Text”) from the list of input options right underneath the editor’s input text field.
- Copy the MathJax code snippet pointing to the MathJax CDN from “Getting Started with MathJax” in the MathJax documentation, and paste it into the Blackboard editor.
- Include your mathematics in standard LaTeX notation, using the
`\`

`(`

…`\`

`)`

delimiters for inline expressions and`\`

`[`

…`\`

`]`

for paragraph equations. (These delimiters can be customized). - Give a name to your content element, and click Submit.
- Switch off Edit Mode.

You should now see MathJax come into action and render your LaTeX expressions as beautifully typeset mathematics.

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