Writing instructions

  1. Why instructions are important
  2. Creating instructions
  3. HTML markup
  4. Editing the instructions

When selecting a task, the Toloker is first shown the instructions that you wrote. Describe what needs to be done and give examples in them.

Why instructions are important

Good instructions help the Toloker complete the task correctly. The clarity and completeness of the instructions affect response quality and the project's rating. Unclear or overly complex instructions, on the contrary, will scare off Tolokers.

If the Toloker completed the task according to the instructions, and you rejected it, they can file an appeal. It is important to make the instructions both clear and accurate.

Learn more about how to write simple and clear instructions on the Toloka website.

Creating instructions

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

To expand the editor to full screen, click .

To view the instructions as seen by the Toloker, click .

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, and blockquote blocks.
  • The ol, ul, and dl lists.
  • The table tag for tables.
  • The a tag for 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
  • a
  • b
  • big