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How can I add quotes, sayings or key messages to topics?
How can I add quotes, sayings or key messages to topics?

Use the Quote element, with a variety of layouts, to highlight quotes or key messages.

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Written by Lou Monsour
Updated over a week ago

The Quote element allows you to promote a short piece of key content, along with an optional author's name and image. It's a great way to break up knowledge and draw attention to important messages.

The Quote element offers multiple layout options and you can optionally include an image.

Note: The Quote element works well for highlighting any type of text content and doesn't need to be limited to actual quotes.

Expand the following sections to learn more.

Steps to add a quote or highlighted to a course

  1. Add the element to your topic or article by selecting the 'Quote' option from the Content box.

  2. Select a layout option

3. Optionally include an image with your quote, the image will be cropped to a circular or square shape depending on the chosen layout.

Note: If using an image, we recommend creating your image as a square size, focused tightly on the author and resized to 500px or less. You can use the built-in image editor to quickly make these adjustments.

4. Type in your text and modify the formatting as desired

5. Optionally include author's name

6. Click Save.

Video demonstration

The video below provides a brief overview and some examples of the Quote element. Please note, certain aspects of the UI have changed since the video was recorded.

Settings and options

Let's review some of the options for quotes.

Option - Layouts

When creating a quote, you can select one of several layout options including:

  • Basic. Centre aligns the quote and image, without any borders

  • Bordered. Centre aligns the quote and image, with top and bottom borders.

  • Outline. Centre aligns the quote and image, with a full outline border around the element.

  • Solid. Centre aligns the quote and image, adding a solid background behind.

  • Colourful. Centre aligns the quote and image with a solid background highlighted in brand colours.

  • Focused Left and Focused Right. Aligns the quote and image to either side of the screen, with either a left or right outline (as per chosen alignment) and a solid background behind.

  • Narrow. Centre aligns the quote and image with large margins, creating a longer, narrower quote with a top border added using the Primary brand colour and a solid background behind.

Option - Quote with images

You can also add an image to your quote by checking the related option below your chosen quote layout.

You can then upload an image or import an image from our library, which will be displayed:

  • Above your quote (if using the Bordered, Colourful or Narrow layout option)

  • Left of your quote (if using the Focused Left layout option)

  • Right of your quote (if using the Focused Right layout option)

Images can be edited, as required, using our Image Editor. When clicked by a learner, images zoom to show a larger version of the image. Please note, this does not apply to images inserted directly into text.

Option - Quote with author's name

You can choose to add an author's name when using the quote element. This will appear under your quote, regardless of which layout option is chosen.


Let's look at some examples of the Quote element in action!

Example - Bordered layout with image and author's name

Example - Colourful layout with author's name

Note: The colour used for the background of this layout will use the Primary colour that is set as per branding details here.

Example - Basic layout, with image, with authors name

Example - Focused Left layout, with image, without author's name


Example - highlighting important text

You can also use the quote layout to make important text stand out. Below, we use the Focused Right layout:

Similarly, you can use the Bordered layout to highlight important information, as an alternative to the insight element:

In the above example we have also highlighted the text 'Important' using the bold option in the text toolbar.

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