The following steps describe in short how to do this.

  1. Create a new exercise with type "Equation".
  2. Set the check type of the exercise by clicking the gear icon left of the answer box and selecting the type "Parallel Vector (beta)".
  3. Give a vector (either column or row) as the correct answer, using the matrix form.
  4. Go to preview mode and test different answers.
  5. (Optional) add more detailed feedback/explanation to the exercise.

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Step 1: create a new exercise with type "Equation"

Build up your exercise as you always do: add a description of the question, add the question itself, provide a correct answer (in the answer box) and (optionally) add more detailed feedback.

See an example below:

Step 2: set the check-type to "Parallel Vector (beta)"

Click on the gear icon next to the answer box and select the check-type "Parallel Vector (beta)".

Step 3: give a correct vector to check answers with

Give a vector as the correct answer in the answer box. This vector will be used to check whether the vectors given by learners are also correct by checking whether they are parallel.
To create a vector, use the matrix form and select the dimensions of your vector.

Given the following example of a correct vector:

This vector will be accepted as a correct answer, too:

Step 4: test different correct and incorrect answers

For our sample exercise a correct answer is the vector given by the creator or any vector which is the original vector multiplied by a non-zero scalar.


And an incorrect answer for our sample exercise is any vector which is not parallel to the vector given by the creator.

Step 5: add more detailed feedback

Automatic feedback will be shown to student about whether they have the answer correct or incorrect including a correct answer.
However more detailed explanation on when answers are correct help the learners in learning from both their correct as incorrect answers. Add these explanations in the green "Worked Example" box and orange "Question at wrong answer" box.

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