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Requiring units (length, speed, mass) on answers in Numerical and Formula Questions

Question asked by Alex Moody on Aug 5, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2019 by Alex Moody

A vehicle travels at 5.0 m/s for 72 seconds. What distance did it cover? 360m or 0.36km are correct answers. 


Why are units not an option to be required when answering these questions?


I am absolutely astonished this feature has not been added. I found a Q&A from over 2 years ago on the same topic and it was not resolved. Actually, the admin just marked it as answered as no one could answer the question.


This is absolutely needed feature for science and engineering. Numbers are meaningless without units and students need to be able to show they can correctly identify the unit in their answer.


Moodle does this very nicely (though as a whole Moodle is cumbersome to me) and Canvas needs these features.