Description: If instructors create a Wiki page with content that has more than 100,000 characters
(including HTMLCode View formatting), and a student edits the same content, all text is removed by
Global Safe HTML Filter resulting in an empty Wiki page. The same behavior is observed
is Discussion boards.
Workaround: Select all text and click on clear format button from the text editor. Then re-format all font styles using the text editor provided in Blackboard. And do not use wiki for very long documents.
When using IE11 in the April Release, the Spell Check contextual drop down menu in
the VTBE does not function.
Workaround: Use Firefox or Chrome browser.
Documentation on the grade center indicates that, while calculations are based on
four decimal places, the display should only show two decimal places.
Note: Blackboard presents no workaround or scheduled fix at this time.
When grading an assignment with feedback, the submit bar can float out of place and
cover part of the feedback text editor.
Workaround: adjust the screen size of your browser window, so that the bar doesn’t cover the feedback area.
Issue Description: When an instructor goes to the Grade Center, and attempts to grade attempts in a
column, the first attempt that appears is not from the first student that is listed
on the Grade Center. Essentially, the attempts appear at (as an example) attempt 7
of 12 instead of at the first attempt, listed alphabetically, by student last name.
Note: There is no planned patch available.
Workaround: Select the first student in Grade Center and grade the attempt. And then the other attempts will follow in order.
Description: The Tree View option in Discussions doesn't persist when going into a thread and
Note: There is not a planned fix for now.
Description: User pastes the contents from a Word document into the content editor. After clicking
on submit, the page now extends width wise, which forces users to scroll horizontally
in order to read the contents.
Note: This issue does not happen consistently. Blackboard does not plan to fix this issue.
Work Around: Write text directly in the content editor within Blackboard. If you decide to use Word, copy the text and first paste into a plain-text editor (i.e. Notepad for Windows; TextEdit for Mac), then copy the text from the plain-text editor to Blackboard's content editor.
Description: Mac users cannot play links starting with mms://.
Work Around: Users may need to install a player that can play mms streaming protocol, such as VLC player. After the installation, click on the mms:// link. You will be asked whether to open the link using VLC app. Select Yes. The link will be added to the player's playlist.
Users may experience non-responsive action when clicking a link starting with "mms://".
To troubleshoot the issue:
1. Run Search apps ( +S)
2. Type in Control Panel in the search box
3. Click on Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program
4. You will see a list, scroll down to the Protocols section and find the name MMS
5. Select MMS, then click on Change Program button.
6. Select Windows Media Player (or VLC if it is installed on the computer) from the list, and click on OK.
7. Click on Close button.