Feature Alert: Markdown

Guiding your Students with Easy-to-Use Instructions

What is Markdown?

Markdown is an easy-to-use markup language in a plain text file format and Skillable uses it for writing instructions in our lab development platform, Skillable Studio.

With no additional software needed, developers can quickly learn markdown and we even provide a cheat sheet that helps you with formatting instructional elements.

In addition to the text formatting, Skillable has several additional markdown elements, such as:

  • Knowledge/alert boxes
  • Variable content in your instruction pane

These enable you to customize messages for your learners, display lab instructions in the learner’s language and more!

The 9-minute video below introduces you to markdown and our clean virtual IT lab interface.

You can also learn more about markdown in our Documentation Center.

Want to go deeper?

Skillable offers monthly Lab Developer Workshops to help you perfect your Lab Developer skills across a variety of topics. 

View and register for upcoming workshops at www.skillable.com/workshop.