Copy / Pasting Text From Word Into Blackboard


When copying and pasting text from a Microsoft Word document into Blackboard, an error message occurs upon submission.



  • Blackboard
  • Microsoft Word



When copying and pasting text into blackboard, you must clear the formatting before submission.

  • Copy the paste from your document using Ctrl+A to select all the text, and Ctrl+C to copy it
  • In the Blackboard message text field, paste the text using Ctrl+V
  • Once the text has been pasted, click the Clear Formatting icon 
    • If you do not see the eraser icon, click the double downward facing chevrons  on the upper right side of the text editing box.
  • Make any adjustments to the text if needed using the functions within the Blackboard text editor.

For more information about this subject, please see the Blackboard Help article on working with text in Blackboard


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