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Formatting Text in Newsfeed, Courses, Checklists & Skill Checks

The appearance of text, including font size, bold/italic, bulleted & numbered lists and links can be controlled in ExpandShare in a number of our features, including:

  • Newsfeed Posts
  • Course Builder
    • Text/HTML Units, Content section
    • Image Units, Content section
    • Library Item, Content section
    • Question Unit
      • Additional Content section
      • Correct & Incorrect Answer Feedback
      • Missed Question Review Feedback
    • Confidence Label
    • Satisfaction Label
  • Checklist Descriptions
  • Certification Skill Check Descriptions

In all of these areas, you can easy format text using Markdown, a popular online syntax. 

The Text/HTML unit window has a simple Markdown menu that you can use to create the syntax.  The tools are:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Heading
  • Blockquote
  • Ordered List
  • Unordered List 
  • Preview

When you click the buttons like the Heading button, the tool will insert the appropriate Markdown syntax (which is #). 

To see a preview of what the final rendered text will look like you can click the Preview button (the eye symbol)

The same process works for Bold, Italic, Quotes, Lists and More.

Inserting a Link

To create a link, enclose the link text in brackets (e.g., [ExpandShare]) and then follow it immediately with the URL in parentheses (e.g., (

Here is how it looks when rendered

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