Moodle Markdown editing – hidden treasure Part 11

Part 11 of our using Markdown in Moodle, this time we look at Definition Lists and Footnotes.

Previous posts in this series

In this post we will look at Markdown Definition Lists, and Footnotes.

Definition lists

Definition lists consist of specific terms, followed by their definitions, like a dictionary or glossary. A simple example is as follows:

Moodle
: A well-known online learning platform

PHP
: A scripting language.
Mainly used for developing interactive web applications.

This will display as:

Moodle
A well-known online learning platform
PHP
A scripting language. Mainly used for developing interactive web applications.

Footnotes

A footnote has two elements:

  • A marker in the text which will become a superscript number
  • A footnote definition that will appear at the end of the document.

Here is a simple example:

Read about it in my book.[^1]

…and at the bottom of the page:

[^1]: All about my book.

You can place the footnote definitions anywhere you like. Note however:

  • They will be listed in the order that they are linked to in the text
  • You cannot make more than one link to the same footnote

Watch out for the final article in this series 🙂

Stuart Mealor

Managing Director at HRDNZ
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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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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