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Adding questions

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:21PM EDT

To add questions, you can type question text directly into the Question content fields or copy and paste content from a Word or PDF document. If you paste question content, the formatting will not be maintained and you will have to re-format the text in Crowdmark.

If you are transitioning from the template-based assigned assessment workflow, this guide may be useful: Transitioning to variable length assigned assessments


The Question content field supports Markdown, which allows you to change text formatting and to add links and images.

Some examples:

Markdown Formatted
*italics* italics
**bold** bold
## Heading Heading
[Purdue Owl]( Purdue Owl
![Crowdmark logo]( Crowdmark logo
with alt text "Crowdmark logo" 

The Markdown guide contains a full list of formatting options.

Adding diagrams, images, or files

Click Attach files or drag and drop the files into the Question content field. The files will be uploaded to Crowdmark. The Markdown code will automatically be generated to either embed (images) or link to (PDF and other files) the files.

Mathematical expressions

Comments in Crowdmark support LaTeX expressions using MathJax. This allows graders to write mathematical expressions. Inline mathematical expressions can be created by wrapping LaTeX with single dollar signs and displayed mathematical expressions can be created by wrapping with double dollar signs. We thank the developers of MathJax for making this possible.


$$\zeta (s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$$

Chemical expressions

We are grateful to the developers of the mhchem package in MathJax for making this possible.


$$\ce{SO4^2- + Ba^2+ -> BaSO4 v}$$

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