You could experience multiple problems viewing text that has been pasted directly from a MS Word into Blackboard. Doing so can result in text not bring viewable, strangely formatted text/unusual characters and worst of all...corruption of entire courses!
The cause of this issue is the accompanying word processor formatting code that is included when using the copy/paste feature. This bad HTML/XML code MUST be removed prior to pasting into Blackboard.
Use the Mashup
Bb provides users with a 'mashup' in every text area that strips away all the bad code automatically. The icon for the mashup is illustrated below.
- Copy from Word
- Click the Mashup icon
- Select 'Paste from Word'
- Paste into the provide text box using CNRL V or COMMAND V
- Then click submit