Calculated Numeric Question Creation

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View.

If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.


Create a Calculated Numeric Question

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. From the Create Question menu, select Calculated Numeric.
  2. Type the Question Text and the Correct Answer. This value must be a number.
  3. Optionally, allow an answer range. The range value can be an integer, decimal, or scientific notation. The largest value supported is 16 digits.
  4. Select Save.

Instructor view of the Calculated Numeric Question Type

Video on Calculated Numeric Question Type

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.

Video: Calculated Numeric Questions shows how to use this new question type within assessments and other student resources.

Math Formulas Render as SVG Images​​​​​​​

Instructors and students often use math formulas in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. In the past, formulas might render slowly or lose quality when zoomed. Now we will render math formulas as images in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. This allows users to zoom in or enlarge formula images without losing quality. This change also improves accessibility for users with low vision.

Image 1. Before rendering images in SVG format

Before rendering images in SVG format

Image 2. After rendering images in SVG format

After rendering images in SVG format

Users can create math formulas using the text editor. Some content types include a description. The description appears on the Course Content page. Some notifications on the Activity Stream also display the description. When a description for a discussion or journal includes a math formula, we replace the formula image with '[Math formula].' When the user selects the content or notification, the math formulas will render as images.

Image 3. Example discussion description that includes a math formula.

Example discussion description that includes a math formula

Image 4. Example discussion topic that has math formulas.

Example discussion topic that has math formulas

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