I'm happy that there is some activity going on in this question.
I don't understand having the "penalty if no unit
" repeated in the units. Maybe there is a case for differentiating penalty for different units, but I think it usually just a question "are the units obligatory or not?".
I just read through the thread http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=95193
It's good for people, like Pierre, that feel that the numerical and units questions can be separate. For you people, that is doable in Moodle as it is.
For Swedish national exams, the teachers that have indoctrinated me, "some of our natural scientific lecturers are very unsatisfied with this" (in the 09-09-09 post in the tracker thread) it feels about like for a language teacher to have "articles" in separate questions.
Or here: http://www.journaleic.com
"The proper choice of unit and indication of sense to a solution of an
engineering problem is an indispensable part of engineering training. An answer to engineering problems usually consists up to three entries: numerical value, unit
and sense. "
I realize that it will be a challenge to program this kind of feature, but there are many people that feel that this is the way to go.
"As in other systems (like WebCT) the teacher should be able to set separately the grading of the numerical value and the grading of the unit part.
" I tried to google that but didn't find anything (but some that didn't think WEBct handled it well.) How do they implement it? ONE right number and ONE right unit for the right answer?