Guide students through posting $ in the forum.

Description

At the moment, text between two dollar signs $ like this $ gets converted to mathjax, which is expected.

However, it makes it difficult to write a sentence like:
Go to a course and add a new post in the forum.
Type: This chair costs $100, but that chair costs $300.
Expected behavior: It should post as two dollar signs with text in between
Actual behavior: There is italics and mathjax formatting between the two dollar signs.

The best workaround I can find is to write:
Type: This chair costs $\$$100, but that chair costs $\$$300.

Acceptance criteria:
There are existing guidelines for inputting special characters in the discussion forums in a wiki in the Demo course. Update that wiki, make sure pointers to it are correct.

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Grant Goodman
February 2, 2017, 10:04 PM

, let me know if that works for you. Thanks.

Carol Tong
February 2, 2017, 10:09 PM

The code examples are a great idea. I have a minor (optional) suggestion: "use the dollar sign to represent dollars" -> "use the dollar sign as a currency symbol"

Grant Goodman
February 2, 2017, 10:30 PM

Thanks, , I made the change you suggested.

Ben Piscopo
February 3, 2017, 2:16 PM

Nice update to the wiki!
Not sure if you were done in there but I wanted to mention that the link that goes out to ReadTheDocs returns a 404 error. Take a look at "Entering Mathematical and Scientific Expressions" in your update.

Grant Goodman
February 16, 2017, 2:56 PM

I had fixed the link to RTD.

, if you don't have any review comments, I'll go ahead and close this.

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Grant Goodman

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Jennifer A. Akana

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