Blackboard: Paste from Word Mashup
You may have noticed that pasting information from a Word document into Blackboard can result in problems including strange text, unexpected formatting changes (for example, your page has every word underlined!), or missing sections of text. Why? Microsoft Office products use a proprietary form of code that sometimes only Microsoft Office products are able to interpret.
You can always paste your copy to a simple text editor like Notepad (Windows users) or TextEdit (Mac users), and then copy and paste to Blackboard.
OR, try the Paste from Word mashup tool. The mashup tool changes or converts the code from Microsoft Word to standards-based HTML that Blackboard is able to use.
Instead of pasting your Word content directly into the text editor, you will first open the Paste from Word mashup tool in the Blackboard textbox editor. The last button in the third row of the textbox editor is the Paste From Word mashup.
In the window that opens, paste your text from MS Word into the text box.
While you might not notice much difference, the Word code has been removed behind the scenese and you have saved yourself from possible problems. You may have to reformat your content a little to get it to look exactly like your original, but it won't be long before your page is ready to go.