The new Blackboard Learn content editor

Adding content has been simplified, the editor works better on both hand-held devices and larger screens. There are several improvements for accessibility and new features.

We are scheduled to receive the new content editor on 5 November 2020.

The power of plus

One easy menu for adding content from your computer or integrated tools (formerly known as MashUps).

Simple embeds

Paste a link to sites such as YouTube and Vimeo on its own line, then press enter. The media will be automatically embedded in the page.

For other sites, paste a link to them on its own line and press enter, and the editor will grab the description and featured image from the site and automatically embed it.

Better for all devices

The editor is better suited for all devices — small screen or big. Any features that previously used a popup window/tab will now open in the same one you’re editing your content in.

Improved accessibility

A new accessibility checker helps you make more accessible content, and the editor itself is more accessible.

Better copy and paste

Choose to remove extra HTML but retain basic formatting (eg headings, lists, links etc). Ideal for copying and pasting from Word.

Display formatted computer code

Add formatted code snippets to pages in your Blackboard courses.

And more…

  • Add multiple files of different types
  • Expanded emoticon library
  • Editor expands vertically as you type
  • New table options
  • Spell checker updates
  • Easier HTML editing
  • Toolbar wrapping

Watch a video

Update: 29/10/2020

We have published a detailed comparison between the toolbars in the the old and new content editors.