I have recently made the switch from MOODLE to Canvas and I have been learning the capabilities of the Formula question type. MOODLE has the capability of calculating parts of the question using the variables. For example, if I wanted to multiply two variables together to form part of the question I would type {={x}*{y}} and that would show up to the students as the product of the two variables. Is there a similar capability in Canvas, or can I only represent isolated variables in the question?

Hi Andrew Glynn Welcome to the Canvas Community!

I am not a math teacher, so my help may be limited, and I also do not know if you are using the legacy quiz tool or New Quizzes...........

Check out this guide for the

legacy quiz tool: How do I create a Formula quiz question with a single variable?And this guide if using

New Quizzes: How do I create a Formula question in New Quizzes?Those guides also include links to two other references:

I will also ping the awesome James Jones who does teach math using Canvas, and is incredibly knowledgeable.

Kelley