October 28, 2020

Enhanced Text Editor in Blackboard

Blackboard has introduced an improved text editor with the newest Blackboard Learn 9.1 release.  This new release will be applied to our environment on November 5th.

Blackboard Text Editor

Adding content has been simplified, and it works better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. There are several improvements for accessibility and some new features, too. Here are just six enhancements.

add content buttonThe Power of Plus

One easy menu for adding content from your computer, cloud storage, or integrated tool. The Content Editor will automatically recognize the kinds of files you add.

preview buttonBetter for All Devices

The editor is better suited for all devices—small screen or big. Pop-ups are gone for a better mobile experience.

accesibility buttonImproved Accessibility

The editor is more accessible, and a new accessibility checker helps authors make content more accessible.

paste buttonBetter Copy and Paste

Pasting content from Word, Excel, and websites is even better. You can choose to remove extra HTML but retain basic formatting.

link buttonSimple Embed

When pasting links to websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, the videos are automatically embedded for inline playback. Other sites including The New York Times, WordPress, SlideShare and Facebook will embed summary previews.

code buttonDisplay Computer Code

Authors can now share formatted computer code snippets, super handy for computer science classes and coding clubs.

Video Presentation for the new text editor.

This is a Text Editor Quick Tips document.  For more detailed information see the Text Editor Detailed Comparison between the old and the new version.

Please let us know your questions/concerns at BlackboardHelp@uams.edu

Thank you,

The UAMS eLearning Team