Blackboard: Remove formatting

When editing content in Blackboard, if you paste in content from Word or a website you will often bring in a lot of unnecessary formatting code. Even if it initially looks OK on the editing screen, when you view the item later it will often display incorrectly.

You can use the Remove Formatting tool to get rid of this unwanted formatting.

  1. First, make sure that you can see all three rows of the editing toolbar.
    If you can see only one row, click on the two down-arrows on the right to expand the toolbar,Expand the Blackboard editing toolbar
  2. Now highlight the text and click on the Remove Formatting icon.

    Remove formatting icon

The tool will remove bullets, italic, bold etc. but preserve styles (e.g. Heading 1, Heading 2) and hyperlinks.