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.

All Blocks enable you to...

  • Toggle between similar layouts.
  • Duplicate the Block to edit and reuse on the same step.
  • Reorder Blocks up and down the page.
  • Insert additional Blocks above or below.
  • Delete Blocks.
  • Preview the entire step as a learner.
  • Undo previous edits (Control+Z to undo your last edit to text, or click "Publish," then "Discard" to undo all edits since you last published the step).
  • Copy & paste the entire step or lesson and reuse in the same course or another course.

Learn more about Blocks.

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