Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018     Views: 2428

When copying and pasting into Blackboard, it is recommended that you clean up the text by removing formatting and extra code (often added by MS Word) prior to pasting the text into Blackboard.  You can do this by copying and pasting your text into Notepad first, and then copying and pasting it into Blackboard.

Once the text has been pasted into Blackboard, you can use the formatting tools within the Content Editor to re-format the text if needed.

To copy and paste clean text into the Discussion Board, complete the following steps:

  1. Highlight the text of your Word document and then copy it by pressing CTRL + C
  2. Open Notepad (or other word processor), place your cursor within the box and paste the copied text into it by pressing CTRL + V
  3. Next, copy the text from Notepad by highlighting the text and then pressing CTRL + C to copy.
  4. Lastly, to paste the text into the Content Editor, place your cursor within the Content Editor text box for your response, and press CTRL + V to paste the text.

If the text does not appear within the Content Editor after you have attempted to paste it, or if you receive a message that the action is not allowed, try using the “paste” function within your browser.  You can usually access the copy and paste functions within your browser by opening the browser’s menu.

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