📰Text Blocks

Create and style text in any step in your course.

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Written by Laurie Garcia
Updated over a week ago

Add a Paragraph Block to your step to add written content; add a Two-column Block to compare and contrast text in side-by-side columns. Easily mix and match with other Block types for variety.

Sample text: learner preview mode on the left and edit mode on the right

How to add text

  1. Create a new step on your course Path and open the step.

  2. Select "Text" then "Paragraph" or "Two-column." You've added a Block to your step!

  3. Replace the template text with your own. Highlight any text and the formatting options will pop up.

  4. Optionally add more Blocks. When finished, hit Publish.


Highlight some text with your cursor to access the text editor bar.

Within a text Block, you can...

  • Add headers

  • Bold, italicize, or underline text

  • Add bulleted or numbered lists

  • Change text justification

  • Add subscripts and superscripts

  • Select from available text styles

  • Apply custom text colors

  • Add a hyperlink to an external site (opens in new tab)

  • Use the </> button to convert to code (monospace font and syntax highlighting)

  • Use the Tx button to strip all formatting


Q. How do I add a new hyperlink?
A. Highlight the text you'd like to hyperlink. In the editor that pops up, select the hyperlink button. Enter your link and then hit Enter.

Q. How do I add a link with an email address?
A. Highlight the text you'd like to hyperlink. In the editor that pops up, select the hyperlink button. Type in "mailto:" followed directly by the email address without any spaces, then hit Enter.

When a user clicks the link, a new blank email addressed to that email address will automatically open in the user's default email client.

Q. How do I add an image?
A. To add an image, add a new Block. Select the "Text with Image Block" to add text alongside an image or use another image Block type between text Blocks.

Q. How do I link to a file hosted in my Media Manager?
A. Add a new Block. Select Media, then add the Files Block to add a file from your Media Manager or upload a new file. 

Q. What font is used for the text?
A. Basic text uses the following font style:
font-family: FreightText, Georgia, serif;
Other fonts used include:
font-family: proximanova, “Helvetica neue”, sans-serif;

Q. How do I add custom styles to my text?
A. We do not currently offer support for custom CSS in Blocks (we hope to support multiple fonts and other styles in the future within the text editor).

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