[LON-CAPA-users] Significant digits in customresponse: "Submission not graded. Use more digits."

Mills, Douglas G dmills at illinois.edu
Mon Mar 3 13:18:23 EST 2014

Hi Stefan,

I posed the same question about a year and a half ago ‹ not sure there was
an answer for it though. For other reasons we ended up suppressing the
automated responses and using our own, so for the sig fail simply tell the
students to check their sig figs.


Douglas Mills
Director of Instructional Technologies
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
dmills at illinois.edu
(217) 244-5739

On 3/3/14, 12:11 PM, "Stefan Bisitz" <st.bisitz at ostfalia.de> wrote:

>How can I show feedback to students about not enough significant digits
>in a customresponse problem?
>The help suggests to use "SIG_FAIL" for an incorrect amount of
>significant digits. However, using "SIG_FAIL" always shows:
>"Submission not graded. Use fewer digits."
>What can do to show:
>"Submission not graded. Use more digits."
>This feedback is automatically available for numericalresponse in
>corresponding cases. Which return code or other setting is needed in
>I vaguely remember discussions about this issue but cannot find them
>right now in the mailing lists or bugzilla.
>Anyway - any idea?
>Stefan Bisitz
>LON-CAPA-users mailing list
>LON-CAPA-users at mail.lon-capa.org

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