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Faculty: Blackboard Content Editor/Textbox Editor has new look

Update | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The new Blackboard Content Editor will appear in your courses starting on Thursday, November 5. Adding content to your Blackboard course will be simplified and will work better on mobile devices.

New features:

  • The Plus The "plus" signsign replaces the “Mashup” feature for adding files, images, videos, and more
  • An accessibility checker helps you make your content ADA compliant
  • Copy and paste from Word, Excel, and websites is improved – you can decide to “remove” or “keep” the formatting
  • Font choices appear in the actual font
  • Authoring area will automatically expand for you
  • Test creation is made easier

Here is a sneak peek at the new look of the Content Editor: 

A view of the new Content Editor as it will appear online.

For help with Blackboard issues, contact the Faculty Assistance Center at

Check out tutorials, training, best practices, and more on the Blackboard Online Teaching Support site: Beyond Classrooms. More Blackboard tutorials: Blackboard Knowledgebase.


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