Instructions

The task instructions are shown to the performer when they choose and complete the task. The clarity and completeness of the instructions affect the response quality and the project rating.

  1. Creating the instructions
  2. HTML markup
  3. Editing the instructions

Creating the instructions

Write text, format it, and insert pictures, links and tables in the visual editor or using HTML markup. To switch the modes, click the button.

Instructions should be:

Complete
Describe all possible situations the performer may face.
Short and clear
Use concise wording and simple sentences.
Structured
Give step-by-step instructions (if possible). Use lists and formatting to make the text easier to read.
Visual
Provide examples. Add images to them (if the tasks have them). For example, if a task requires evaluating the quality of an image, put both high-quality and low-quality images in the instructions.

If you are reviewing assignments (the offline accept option), the instructions should briefly and clearly list the acceptance criteria.

To view the instructions as seen by the performer, click the button.

HTML markup

The HTML markup mode allows you to create user-friendly instructions. Declare and apply CSS styles and use allowed HTML tags.

CSS styles
Declare styles in the style container or use the style attribute in tags to assign a style.
Note. The style container can be placed at the beginning or at the end of the instructions.
Supported HTML tags
The HTML markup supports basic tags:
  • Headers from h1 to h6.
  • Paragraph p and the div, pre, blockquote blocks.
  • The ol, ul, dl lists.
  • The table tables.
  • The a links.
  • The img and map pictures.
  • Text layout. For example: span, strong, em.
Full list of supported tags
  • a
  • b
  • big
  • blockquote
  • br
  • center
  • cite
  • code
  • col
  • colgroup
  • dd
  • div
  • dl
  • dt
  • em
  • font
  • h1
  • h2
  • h3
  • h4
  • h5
  • h6
  • hr
  • i
  • img
  • li
  • map
  • ol
  • p
  • pre
  • samp
  • small
  • span
  • strike
  • strong
  • style
  • sub
  • sup
  • table
  • tbody
  • td
  • tfoot
  • th
  • thead
  • tr
  • u
  • ul
Unsupported HTML tags
You can't insert the following in the instructions:
  • Scripts.
  • Frames.
  • The object objects, audio and video players audio and video.
    Tip. You can provide links to audio and video.
Tags that are not supported are removed from the instructions when saving the project.

Editing the instructions

To change the instructions, go to project editing, make changes and save the project.
Note. If you edit instructions in a project that already has completed tasks, you should notify performers.