👨‍💻Markdown Block

Use the Markdown Block to format text as you write, insert mobile-ready tables, insert blockquotes, and more.

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Written by Laurie Garcia
Updated over a week ago

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a simple, user-friendly coding language somewhat similar to HTML (but more intuitive), which can also include HTML tags.

A sample Markdown Block: learner preview mode on the left, edit mode on the right

How to add Markdown text

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

  2. Select "Text" then "Markdown." You've added a Block to your step!

  3. Enter Markdown code.

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


With the Markdown Block, you can...

  • Write formatted text

  • Paste in text created elsewhere with Markdown and preserve all your formatting

  • Insert code

  • Create tables

You don't need to master Markdown to start benefiting from it. You can use it make a simple, web-responsive table using the tool below and just copy the output into a Markdown Block in Pathwright. Voila! You have a table in your step which you can easily edit. Be sure to switch to Preview mode to see the table as learners will see it.

Or, enter a ">" before text inside a Markdown Block and you'll have a nicely styled blockquote.

There are many other applications, so check out the documentation on the web for Markdown to learn more, but these are two quick wins anyone could use.

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