One of our faculty wants to use the equation generator for answers in his Statistics course. Is there a workaround? Is this issue on the road map for inclusion later? Thanks.

One of our faculty wants to use the equation generator for answers in his Statistics course. Is there a workaround? Is this issue on the road map for inclusion later? Thanks.

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Mark, is this the type of thing your Instructor is trying to do - Looking Up Values in Formula Questions? If not, could you provide some additional information on what specifically the Instructor would like to do?

Thanks!

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The instructor just wants to enter different formula options as answers to the questions using the equation generator. He is not looking for a solution to a particular formula. He wants to list several formulas as question answer options.

Mark

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Mark, I think I may have misunderstood what you originally asked. Would you like to use the equation "editor" to add formulas as answer options for multiple answer questions? If so, then this is already an option. Just click on the pencil (edit) icon to the right of the blank where you enter the answer option and the rich content editor will come up - How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question?

Hope this helps and if I haven't hit on what you are exactly wanting, please provide a little more detail about what you're trying to do and I'll see if we can help!

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Something is getting lost in translation. There is no "equation generator", there is an "equation editor" that is obtained by clicking on the pi symbol on the Rich Content Editor (RCE) toolbar. There is a "formula question" that allows you to "generate" questions based off of an algorithm.

There are several ways one could interpret what you're asking for (and I'm probably missing the one that you actually want):

- The ability for the instructor to use the equation editor to create possible responses to a multiple choice question. This is already there. As Kona indicated, you click on the pencil icon to enable the rich content editor. These would have to be manually created, although you can copy/paste LaTeX into the equation editor to make it go faster.
- The ability for students to use the equation editor to enter content into a fill-in-the-blank or multiple fill-in-the-blanks question does not exist. I believe there is a feature request for that and it may be part of the Modern Quizzing Engine discussions as well. As a math teacher myself, I argue that it is a bad idea to use representational LaTeX to grade mathematical content.
- If you want students to enter mathematical content and have a human grade it, then you can use an Essay question. They click on the pi symbol in the RCE that is present for an essay question.
- If you want to generate a random set of data, then you can use a formula question, but you will not be able to ask the students for anything other than a simple numeric answer if you do this. You cannot have them pick from a list of expressions or enter their own.

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I'm guessing he might be asking if students can use to equation editor to enter a math formula answer to a quiz question, like ALEKS and other math education tools allow.

You can make a quiz question be an essay question which would allow students to use the equation editor, but it can't check your answer for mathematical correctness, like again ALEKS or other math tools can do.

Mark, I think I may have misunderstood what you originally asked. Would you like to use the equation "editor" to add formulas as answer options for multiple answer questions? If so, then this is already an option. Just click on the pencil (edit) icon to the right of the blank where you enter the answer option and the rich content editor will come up - How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question?

Hope this helps and if I haven't hit on what you are exactly wanting, please provide a little more detail about what you're trying to do and I'll see if we can help!