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decimal points in numerical test questions

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How do I revise the test so that student answers don't auto fill with decimal points (eg. 10.0000000)?

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Hey ervanhor@uncg.edu​, I am not aware of any way to do this. I can see why this would be desirable if you are also teaching students about significant figures. If no one else can come up with a way to accomplish this, I think it would make a fine Canvas Feature Idea​. Check out How does the voting process work for feature ideas?​ and How to write a good feature idea submission​.

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Hey ervanhor@uncg.edu​, I am not aware of any way to do this. I can see why this would be desirable if you are also teaching students about significant figures. If no one else can come up with a way to accomplish this, I think it would make a fine Canvas Feature Idea​. Check out How does the voting process work for feature ideas?​ and How to write a good feature idea submission​.

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Thank you.

I have submitted as an Idea on Canvas.

Elizabeth

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1:51 PM, adam.williams@coconino.edu <

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For those reading this discussion and wanting to contribute to the discussion, here is the link to the feature request that Elizabeth posted.

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You don't. Not with numeric answer questions.


At least not until Canvas fixes the display. I'm hoping that the question that Deactivated user asked   will provide some help, but I'm not holding out hope until there is a long term fix to quizzes.

You might be able to write some javascript and get added to your account that did it. That's probably not going to happen either, so you might just tell students that "Yes, We know your answer is 10, not 10.0000. Just ignore it. Forget everything you know about significant figures."

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