Trouble copying and pasting in Blackboard text editor? On the Academic Image, we recommend using Internet Explorer, which seems to have the fewest issues.
If you or your students have been experiencing difficulties in browsers with the copy/paste functionality, be sure to use the keyboard shortcuts, which appear to be fully functional on all three versions of the browsers installed on the Academic Image when copying/pasting from a document into the browser.
In Firefox and Chrome, it does not work to copy/paste from one part of the browser to another. You can use the workaround to copy from either browser, paste into Word, then recopy from Word, and paste into the text editor window in the browser.
When copying/pasting from documents, the keyboard shortcuts appear in pop-up boxes when cut/paste is attempted via right-click in the body of the text editor. See the picture below.
Use the following keyboard shortcuts to resolve this issue:
- To copy: Control + C (or Command + C)
- To paste: Control + V (or Command + V)
- To cut: Control + X (or Command + X)