In my classes, I assign discussion forums. When reviewing student posts, I often want to quote specific sentences or sections of a post. The current technique I use directly quote sections of posts is to copy and paste the text I want to quote and either 1) block indent it or 2) bold/italicize the text. The results are adequate, but do not visually mark the material as "quoted" in the same way as, say, e-mail allows. I would really find it useful to have a more robust set of tools to clearly mark "quoted material" in my replies to student posts.
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