Monthly Archives: May 2010

Text Box Editor

As a Mac user, it’s heartening to see Blackboard support the WYSIWYG editor (called the “Text Box Editor“) for Safari users. Windows/Mac Chrome users get support too. It’s also pleasantly easy to toggle the text box editor on/off if for whatever reason you have troubles with it. Blackboard’s help page on this editor is especially amusing towards the end: “Differences Between Text Editor and Text Editor The Text Editor

9 About 9

This post by Eric Kunnen (“Nine Things to Like About Blackboard 9“) is a good summary of the best of version 9. My favorites are the first five he mentions: Editing in place = no more clicks to the Control Panel Improved user interface Single, multiple, or unlimited (!) assignment submission attempts Enhanced group management: can set up group assignments and faculty can set up the course so students

Blank pages

One of the most bizarre new content types in Blackboard 9 is a blank page. As you can guess, it is exactly what it says. I’m not sure of why you would need this content type since when would you want to post empty content (a blank page, if you will). If you do want to post content (begging the question of its “blankness”), this content type basically mirrors