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Like a lot of people, my school is in the position of having to move their courses online. Does anyone know a good whiteboard app that allows simple latex entry? The closest I've been able to find is Twiddla

https://www.twiddla.com/t0xq6n

but that still requires entering the equation in another window and then dragging it into position. My ultimate preference would be ability to click anywhere, type latex as normal, and have the text appear at that spot. I'm open to variations but please restrict suggestions to apps/sites/programs that are latex compatible and able to be drawn on as a whiteboard.

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    $\begingroup$ Best I can think of is the program IPE ( ipe.otfried.org ) which I have used in the past to create graphics to insert in documents. I just now realized, reading your question, that you could probably use it kinda like a whiteboard.When you click to add a text box, you can type LaTeX code and then compile it on the spot. $\endgroup$ – Brendan W. Sullivan Mar 13 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ That's very cool, thank you! $\endgroup$ – Nate Bade Mar 13 at 19:41
  • $\begingroup$ I tried Twiddla, and it gave an error message saying, "Cookies required. Please turn them on in your browser." This happens even in a browser configured to accept cookies. $\endgroup$ – Ben Crowell Mar 28 at 12:48
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Wanted to make this a comment but don't have enough reputation.

There's Scratchwork and WorldWideWhiteboard that do what you want. They allow you to write in latex and it appears automatically on the board.

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    $\begingroup$ Since these cost money, I assume that only the teacher would be able to write math. Seems like a good way to kill student participation. $\endgroup$ – Ben Crowell Mar 28 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ This is great, I will have to play around with scratchworks and see what it's upper limit on free users is. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Nate Bade Mar 28 at 23:48

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