Kate Miller

Mathematical equations in open responses

Discussion created by Kate Miller on Sep 1, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 1, 2016 by Kate Miller

In an online Biochemistry class, an instructor is testing students on open response questions that require chemical/mathematical formulas entry. Right now the students' process consists of, writing the equations on a piece of paper, take a photo with their work using their phone and upload the image to canvas. However, this  requires multiple uploading/downloading from devices  relatively large file sizes and is not convenient.

Writing formulas in words/equation editors is also time consuming and distracts from the contact, since students don't usually use equation editors.


Any thoughts on alternative methods?