Blackboard: Basic Guides for Students

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Blackboard Orientation is here

We recommend using the Google Chrome browser, especially for testing.

Documentation and Tutorials

UMB Resources for Students

FAQs for Students

Assignments (and Plagiarism Tutorial - learn about properly citing sources)

Tips for pasting text in from Word, Google Docs and other apps:

1. Use the 'remove formatting' icon after you paste it in and highlight it. This might also annoyingly remove formatting you actually want/care about, but it sometimes helps.

2. Do a select all and change the font and/or font size, and then change it back again to something else. Sometimes this works, for example, changing it all to Helvetica 14 and then back to Arial 12... 

3.  On a Mac: paste in without formatting, by pasting with command- option-shift-v or command-shift-v rather than just command-v. This might work on a PC with Control Shift V?



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