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Equation typing in Quizzes: Fill in the blank

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I love that students can get to the math type feature in short answer, but I really need a program that allows the students to type mathematics for the short answer. Could you add the rich text feature to the fill in the blank?

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    Mr. Tam

    I would also like to be able to use the math editor for multiple choice/matching questions. So far, I can only use math equations in the question.

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    David Kalk

    Any time students are asked to enter text, they need to be able to rich-text including symbols and equations. This is imperative for subjects like math and science.

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    Matt Feiling

    Please look into adding this

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    Mrs. Demumbreum

    This is a much needed feature for scientific equations. It would be great to be able to add subscripts like for the carbon dioxide molecule: CO2

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    Mrs. Marshaleck

    Please add an ability to type exponents.

     

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    Matthew Hardie

    We need math equation in both the fill in the blank and short answer parts on the iPad. Are we supposed to be able to have students use equation on the short answer part with the check box for "Rich Text" because it does not show up.

    We are fighting with our district to attempt to get a math keyboard app for students to write text. It is really an unnecessary battle considering you already have the ability for equation editor. Why not just put it in?

    Is there a reason for equation editor not being available on the short answer AND fill in the blank sections? What do we need to do to make this a priority for the developers? I know I speak on behalf of the other 11 math teachers in my building and probably across the district when I say that the inability to write mathematical language for answers inhibits both the students and teacher. I cannot even ask questions that require mathematical notation because they cannot write it. We would not expect an English class to have a keyboard without punctuation; so why are we doing the same thing with math?

    Edited by Matthew Hardie
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    David Jara

    I guess I have the same question is there a way students can enter or type in expression on fill-in the blank questions

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    Mrs. NEFF

    Come on, guys! Please, let's get this done.

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    MR. SCHULTZ

    Agreed. This feature is so valuable for math teachers. Edulastic is a great program that can get this done but would love if the feature were just simply incorporated in Schoology

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    Mariana Alvarez Carvajal

    Even I can't insert an equation in a question. It appears as a broken image:

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    Yimei Shao

    Hi Mariana, 

    An issue was identified recently that required we quickly disable the Mathtex feature in the Rich Text Editor. We know this feature is very important for customers teaching and learning math and so our Engineers are working to find a solution to still support math display in our rich text editor. This has been listed as an urgent issue so our Engineering team will work continuously during business hours until the issue is resolved.

    We'll update you on this thread as soon as this issue has been resolved. 

    Best,

    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology | A PowerSchool Unified Classroom Product

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    Claire de Lacy

    Hi Mariana,

    I'm pleased to announce our Engineering team released a fix for this issue. You may now successfully utilize the Math Latex and Equation functionalities in the rich text editor.

    If you continue to experience issues, please let us know and we will have our Support team investigate further.

    Best,

    Claire de Lacy
    Senior Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology | A PowerSchool Unified Classroom Product

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    Linton Patterson

    Good evening,

    last week I was able to add symbols and equations, now i am not able to use those features. please assist.


    Edited by Linton Patterson
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