Each time you create a items or communications you will have access to the Blackboard Ultra Text Editor.
The editor is used when:
- Creating Documents
- Creating Assignments
- Creating Test and Test Questions
- Creating Announcements
- Creating Discussions
- Responding to Discussions
- Using Conversations and Messages
If you are using a smaller screen or are on a mobile device the editor will be more compact but will have the same functionallity.
Text Editor Options
There are a number of text formatting tools available with expanding menus.
- Text Style
- Font Size
- Colour Picker
- Text Options
- Code snippet
Code Snippet allows you to show code in a grey panel with the syntax colour coded.
There are a number of layout options available:
- Create or edit table
- Alignment Options
- Bulleted list
- Numbered list
- Line Height Options
- Left-to-Right direction
- Right-to-Left direction
- Clear Format
Text can be pasted into the Ultra editor directly from other sources. Use Clear Format to remove any formatting that may be embedded.
The attachment tool will allow you to add files or images into the Ultra editor by selecting the file in the file manager window.
Alternatively files and images can be added to the Ultra editor using Drag and Drop.
For further information on inserting images into the Ultra editor please see our guide Ultra: Add files, images and videos.
The plus menu allows you to insert media and other items into the text box. The options on this menu are Math, Image, Media, YouTube video, Content Collection and Content Market.
Click the first option on the plus menu “Math” will open the Insert maths formula editor, which can be used to create and insert math equations.
Image, Media and YouTube
The Image, Media and YouTube options all allow you to insert links to items on the published on internet into the Ultra editor.
The Content Collection will allow you to add files and images from the Content Collection into the Ultra editor.
Please note that you will not be able to add Reusable Objects into the Ultra editor.
The Content Market is an area where you can access available third party tools (for instance Talis and YuJa) and insert them into your Ultra Editor.
You can use the Content Market option to select the YuJa Media Chooser to insert video into the Ultra editor in Documents, Discussions etc.
Support and Feedback
If you need further assistance please feel free to raise a support ticket via the Self Service Portal.
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Page last updated on September 22, 2023 by taralehane