I think it would be a good idea for every instructor who teaches in an online/hybrid format to know a little bit of HTML code. It can come in handy when you’re making comments on message boards with plain-text editors and when you’re commenting on a blog too!

So here’s an ever-popular Maria-handout on

  • Some Basic HTML Tips (page 1) for general use
  • Some Basic HTML Tips for Math (page 2)

I created the second page specifically because I wanted to learn the HTML tags for often used mathematical symbols and special fonts, like super scripts and subscripts. Also, I wanted to be able to insert live links on message boards (which is on the 1st page).

I tried to stick to only the characters and commands that I was reasonably sure would work on any webpage and on any browser.

Go forth and populate math message boards with your newfound HTML prowess!