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Option to require units (eg, meters) in numerical quiz answers

Option to require units (eg, meters) in numerical quiz answers

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In problems in physics and engineering, answers require units to be meaningful. In designing a quiz question, there should be an option to require that a unit be provided ("3 kg" instead of "3".)  If no unit is provided, or if the unit is incorrect, only partial credit should be given. As a physics professor, I have found that student performance on exams increased dramatically in the area of correctly working with units after I started requiring their homework problems to include units (we were using Moodle, which implements this feature). 

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UHSClark
Community Member

Is this the most active post for units on formula questions? I know that there is something about voting to help these conversations move to moderating but I am new to Canvas. Anyone point me in the correct direction or give me some more info? 

Thanks!

sdmartinSDP
Community Member

Canvas,

Please add this feature! It's so important for any science courses!

sdmartinSDP
Community Member

Hi Yall,

Make sure you click on the stars below the topic to rate it and upvote it to a higher level.

Thanks yall!

kdburke
Community Member

This is so important for chemistry as well. We need units!