In the following tutorials, you will learn the ways you can use Markdown in your DataCamp course. Tutorials have been divided by formatting type so that you can pick and choose which tutorials to watch based on your needs. Each tutorial is presented in the following format:

  1. The Markdown syntax will be shown. This is the part you'll need to write in your course.
  2. How that syntax renders on slides. 
  3. How that syntax renders on exercises.

Keep in mind that while Markdown syntax may be supported on slides or exercises, that using Markdown is not always an ideal user experience and that your point may be clearer by using plain text. Let’s get started.

Inline code

Code blocks

Headers

Lists

Images

Links

Line breaks

Quotes

Tables


As a recap, the following Markdown formatting is supported in:

Slides:

  • Inline code
  • Code blocks
  • Headers (levels 1-5)
  • Unordered lists
  • Nested unordered lists
  • Ordered lists
  • Images
  • Links
  • Line breaks
  • Quotes
  • Tables

Exercises:

  • Inline code
  • Code blocks
  • Headers (level 1 only)
  • Unordered lists
  • Ordered lists
  • Images*
  • Links
  • Line breaks
  • Horizontal lines
  • Quotes
  • Tables

*HTML is supported and allows resizing.

W3Schools provides a quick and easy tutorial on HTML Images


Remember, it’s important to view the final product to ensure that Markdown is rendering as expected and providing a good user experience. Always preview your slides and your exercises before moving onto more content.

To learn more about GitHub Flavored Markdown, check out GitHub's Mastering Markdown guide.

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