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  1. About Quadbase
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  3. Legal FAQ
  4. Logging In
  5. Exercise Formatting
  6. Roles and Request
  7. Authoring
Logging In

Registering for an account and logging in to Quadbase is easy. Follow the steps below to register and log in to the site.

  1. Click the "Sign Up" link in the upper right corner of the home page.


  2. Fill out the registration form, agree to the site license, and click "Sign up".


  3. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you provided in the last step. Click the link in the email to confirm your account.

  4. After you click the link contained in your email, your account will become active, and you will be able to begin editing problems.

If you don't receive your confirmation email, check your spam folder. If you can't find the email, you can request that the confirmation instructions be resent. Go to to resend the email.

Question Formatting

Text Mark-Up

Text in Quadbase can be formatted using a simplified version of a wiki markup language. You can use this simple markup to add, bold, italics, and numbered and bulleted list.

Effect Markup Example
!!example text!!
example text
"example text"
example text
Numbered List
# example text
# example text
# example text
  1. example text
  2. example text
  3. example text
Bulleted List
* example text
* example text
* example text
  • example text
  • example text
  • example text
Math Mark-Up

To add math to your exercise you can use standard LaTeX math mark-up. As in LaTeX, math between a pair of single dollar signs, "\$. . .\$" creates inline math, but math between double dollar signs, "\$\$. . .\$\$"results in presentation math.

Inline Math Presentation Math
\$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}\$
$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}$
\$\$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}\$\$
$$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}$$

For more help with LaTeX consult the tutorial.


Quadbase supports collaborative efforts by allowing you to create lists where many users can work together. A list is like a shared folder where you can store exercises and allow your collaborators to view and edit them.

Creating a new list is simple.

  1. Login to Quadbase and click the lists tab.
  2. Click "New List", and then provide a name for your list.
  3. Click "Create List" button

You can now add any person with a Quadbase account to your workgroup.

  1. Click on the "Lists" tab.
  2. Click on the name of the list you would like to add a user to.
  3. Add a member by searching for the user in the search field at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click "Add"
Roles and Role Requests

There are three different types of roles:

In order to publish an exercise each of these roles must be filled with at least one person in each role. By default, the person who creates an exercise will be automatically listed as the author, copyright holder, and maintainer. If you would like to modify these roles, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the question on which you want to modify the roles.
  2. Click edit question.
  3. Click edit roles. Here you can "toggle" on and off the different roles for different users.
  4. After you assign a person to a new role, they will be sent an email informing them of the role request. They will then need to log in and accept the request in the inbox tab on Quadbase.
To add other collaborators to your exercise:
  1. Select the question you would like to add a new collaborator to.
  2. Click edit roles
  3. On the bottom of the page you should see "Add a collaborator". In this box type the username of the person you are searching for, and click the add button.