Multiple Answers in a Formula Question

Idea created by John Butler on Jul 24, 2015
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    This idea is based on extending the Formula Question type to allow for multiple answers to be entered by students.


    Currently, the Formula question type is fine for simple calculated answer questions that only ask for one final response from students. We have several instructors that would like to generate data based on ranges, but also to ask for several answers based on that generated data.


    One example of this would be a financial statement or budget sheet. Instructors and Designers would like to generate random data elements for some parts of these sheets, but ask for multiple answers from the same set of generated data such as the following list of questions:

    "What is the Inventory Turnover? What is the AR Turnover? What is the AP Turnover? What is the Inventory Period? What is the AR Period? What is the Operating Cycle? What is the Cash Cycle? What is Net Working Capital for 2013?"

    Each answer is based on the same data, but uses different formulas to determine the correct result.


    Comments from Instructure


    November 2015 update from Jason Sparks


    Hello, Canvas Family!


    Multi-variable formulas are a bit more challenging to implement. We will want to look at the best means to implement this from an item authoring and delivery process. We are exploring a series of extensive improvements to the quizzes toolset. I know we won't be able to deploy this idea in the next six months; however, be assured we've listened and will add this to our set of ideas for improvements to quizzes.


    Kind regards,

    Follow the larger project at Canvas Studio: Modern Quizzing Engine