Need numerical answer for small number or in scientific notation

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I need students to be able to enter numerical answers that are very small in quizzes. The site keeps rounding my answer down to 0 if I have anything smaller than 0.00005. Am I doing something wrong? Why can't canvas handle small numbers? There must be many other courses in the sciences and math have encountered this. Surely there is some solution I did not find by googling. Small numbers like this are very frequently encountered in many courses.

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Canvas added scientific notation for numeric-answer questions, but it appears that it broke in 2019. They have a fix, but it's been sitting for months without being applied.

Please see these threads for more information.

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