Summarising our use Markdown in Moodle…
Previous posts in this series were:
- Introduction to Markdown (part 1) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-No
- Editor preferences (part 2) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Nx
- Text formatting with Markdown (part 3) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NJ
- Creating headings with Markdown (part 4) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NQ
- Markdown to create lists (part 5) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-O4
- Quoted paragraphs (part 6) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-O8
- Adding links with Markdown (part 7) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Oc
- Markdown for images (part 8) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Of
- Line breaks and rules (part 9) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Ok
- Tables with Markdown (part 10) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Om
- Definition lists and Footnotes (part 11) – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Oq
- Summary of Moodle markdown (part 12) –
This month I thought a simple summary might be worthwhile. It’s not Moodle specific, but about markdown itself.
So, adapted from Wikipedia…
Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats (although the original tool by the same name only supports HTML).
Markdown is often used to format readme files (use a lot by administrators and developers), for writing messages in online discussion forums (where speed is useful), and to create rich text (formatted text) using just a plain text editor (as we have seen in Moodle).
Because the original description of Markdown contained some ambiguities and unanswered questions, the implementations that have appeared over the years have subtle differences, and many come with extensions.
Do you use markdown in Moodle?