Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019     Views: 13667

Some students have difficulties copying and pasting into Blackboard.  If right-clicking your mouse and selecting “paste” does not work, there are additional ways to paste into the Discussion Board.  Make sure you click into the text box before trying the options below!

Copy and paste using either of the steps below:

  • Use keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+C to copy and CTRL+V to paste. Use the Command key instead of CTRL if you use a Mac) to quickly copy and paste text into the editor.  

  • Use the copy and paste functions within your internet browser.  The Menus at the top of both Google Chrome and Firefox, contain copy and paste tools. 

You can use these tools to copy and paste into the Content Editor by completing the following steps:

  1. Copy your text from the source, and place your cursor in within the Content Editor box in Blackboard.

  2. Open your internet browser’s menu, and select the “paste” function.  This will paste the copied text into the Content Editor within Blackboard

Note:  If nothing happens when you click in the text box and try to paste (the cursor does not appear), try clicking the “Cancel” button and then clicking “Reply” to launch the Content Editor again.

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