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Tests & Quizzes - Numeric questions warning is misleading

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      1. In Tests & Quizzes, create a new test using the assessment builder.
      2. Add a Numeric Response question.
      3. In the question box, enter {2.0|1.8}.
      4. Attempt to save the question - you should receive a warning that the answers need to be in the proper order, smallest/lowest number first.
      5. Change the answer to {1.8|2.0}
      6. Save the question.
      7. Add another Numeric Response question.
      8. In the question box, enter {-1.8|-2.0}
      9. Attempt to save the question - you should receive a warning that the answers need to be in the proper order, smallest/lowest number first.
      10. Change the answer to {-2.0|-1.8}
      11. Save the question.
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      In Tests & Quizzes, create a new test using the assessment builder. Add a Numeric Response question. In the question box, enter {2.0|1.8}. Attempt to save the question - you should receive a warning that the answers need to be in the proper order, smallest/lowest number first. Change the answer to {1.8|2.0} Save the question. Add another Numeric Response question. In the question box, enter {-1.8|-2.0} Attempt to save the question - you should receive a warning that the answers need to be in the proper order, smallest/lowest number first. Change the answer to {-2.0|-1.8} Save the question.

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      In Tests & Quizzes - Numeric response questions, there is a situation with a rather misleading warning message. If an instructor creates an answer with a range using the pipeline |, but doesn't have the smallest/lowest number first, when he tries to save the question there is a warning: Please use only accepted characters within numeric response fields.

      The problem isn't that he used an unaccepted character, but that the numbers were not in the proper order. I would suggest changing the warning message in this situation to "Please ensure the lowest number is listed first" or something similar. 

      When using positive numbers, most people would assume this - you would put {1.5|2.0}, not {2.0|1.5}. However, I noticed this situation with an instructor using negative numbers.  {-1.5|-2.0} gives the accepted characters warning. He had to enter it as {-2.0|-1.5} and was extremely confused by the warning message that he had to only use the allowed characters. 

       

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                fyin2 Fangcong Yin
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