Using the Text Editor

The Text Editor will appear within Blackboard in assignments, tests, discussions, journals, blogs, wikis and more. Use the editor to add and format text, attach files, embed multimedia and insert equations, links and tables. A graphic of the Text Editor and descriptions of the buttons are below.

Image of the text editor with toolbars showing all the options that can be used to edit text

image of bold, italics, underline and strikethrough editing options- Bold, italics, underline or strikethrough text

paragraph drop down showing Heading, sub heading 1, subheading 2, paragraph and formatted code options - Advanced formatting

image showing the font style drop down and the font size drop down - select font style and size

image of drop down for bullet list and numbered list - select bullet list or numbered list

Image showing all the text color options, highlight color options, or option to remove formatting - select text color, highlight color or remove formatting

Image of Preview, Help, Full Screen or collapse/expand toolbars on the text editor - Preview, Help, Full Screen or collapse/expand toolbars on the text editor

image of Cut, Copy, Paste and Find options - Cut, Copy, Paste and Find

Image of undo and redo options - Undo, Redo

image of align left, center, right or full options - Align left, center, right or full

Image of Indent and outdent options - Indent or Outdent

Image of superscript and subscript options - Superscript or subscript

Image of insert/edit link and remove link options - Insert/edit link or remove link

Image of direction left to right and directeion right to left options - Direction left to right or direction right to left

Image of line, horizontal rule, insert nonbreadking space character or spell check options - Line, Horizontal Rule, Insert Nonbreaking Space Character or Spell Check

Image of Browse My YouTube Videos, Insert File, Insert/Edit Image, Insert/Edit Embedded Media, Launch Math Editor options - Browse My YouTube Videos, Insert File, Insert/Edit Image, Insert/Edit Embedded Media, Launch Math Editor

image showing all the choices of mashups. Add NC content, flickr photo, youtube video, slideshare presentation, Kaltura media, and Blackboard collaborate - Insert your choice of Mashups

Image showing Show Nonprinting Characters, Blockquote, Symbol, Emotions, Anchor options - Show Nonprinting Characters, Blockquote, Symbol, Emotions, Anchor

Image showing Insert/Edit Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Merge Table Cells, Split Merged Table Cells options - Insert/Edit Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Merge Table Cells, Split Merged Table Cells

Image of HTML Code View, Edit CSS Style options - HTML Code View, Edit CSS Style

Troubleshooting:

I can’t see all of the options in my text editor.

If your text editor looks like the first image below, click on the double chevron as shown in the red box to expand the text editor options (as shown in the second image).

Image of the double chevron being highlighted in text editor

Image showing what the text editor toolbars look like after you click on the double chevron

My text editor does not function. What can I do?

Make sure you are using a compatible browser. We recommend using Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers for optimum experience with Blackboard. If you are using Internet Explorer, you might experience issues with certain tools and functions in Blackboard.
 

Please use links below for free browser downloads:

Free Mozilla Firefox download: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/
Free Chrome Download: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser  

 

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Article ID: 38267
Created
Thu 8/31/17 3:44 PM
Modified
Tue 3/12/19 3:01 PM