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Cadmus formatting is designed to feel a lot lighter, giving students the space to focus on their content.

Formatting in Cadmus might feel a bit different to the other text-editors you’re used to. There are no pages, and some of the formatting options are preset. But rest assured, you and your students have all the functionality you need to structure writing effectively.

Teachers and students have access to the same formatting options through the Formatting Toolbar. You’ll only see the toolbar in the Teacher Environment when you’re editing your assignment instructions.

Formatting Toolbar

Format your instructions using the toolbar

From the Formatting Toolbar you can:

  • Create titles, headings and block quotes using the text style dropdown
  • Bold, italicise, underline and strikethrough text
  • Align and indent text
  • Create numbered, bulleted and check lists
  • Highlight text and change font colours
  • Add Images

Tip! Use formatting styles to create instructions that are easy for students to follow. Try using headings to breakdown tasks, or highlight text to make updated information obvious to students.


With images, your students can add them to their submissions, and you can add them to your instructions. Add an image to your instructions by clicking the Image icon in the Formatting Toolbar. When the upload area comes up, click to upload an image from your computer.

When you click on your uploaded image, the Image Toolbar will pop up. From here, you can:

  • Change the image’s size
  • Toggle the image caption on and off
  • Remove the image

Image sizes

Once you’ve added an image to your work, there are 3 sizes you can choose from:

  • Fit to text: Your image will resize to fit the width of your text
  • Full Width Banner: Your image will stretch to the full width of the panel. This is great for section breaks
  • Original Image Size: Your image will try to maintain it’s true size. If it’s too large for the screen, it’ll fit to width of the panel
Change the size of an image using the Image Toolbar

Note: If you’re moving over a past assignment into Cadmus, double check that your instructions (or additional resources and rubrics) only include formatting requirements that are possible in Cadmus

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