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Moodle Markdown editing – hidden treasure Part 14 – Markdown extra

Markdown extra…

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I just want to mention markdown extra.

Markdown Extra is a lightweight markup language based on Markdown implemented in PHP (originally), Python and Ruby (programming languages).

It adds features not available with plain Markdown syntax. Markdown Extra is supported in content management systems, for example Drupal, TYPO3, and MediaWiki (many features are available with Moodle markdown too!)

Markdown extra adds the following features to Markdown:

  • Markdown markup inside HTML blocks
  • Elements with id/class attribute
  • Fenced code blocks
  • Tables 
  • Definition lists
  • Footnotes
  • Abbreviations

Do you use markdown in Moodle?

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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