Supported HTML

The Blackboard apps support various HTML and CSS features of the Blackboard Learn content editor. Refer to this table for a detailed list of HTML tags and where they are supported in the apps.

Full HTML: Bold, italic, underline, strike through, web links, file links, paragraphs, DIV, &nbsp, superscript, subscript, text color, text size, bulleted lists, numbered lists, background color (text highlight), alignment, tab, horizontal rule, line, table, iFrame, embedded image, HTML 5 video, YouTube mashup

Partial HTML: Paragraphs, DIV, &nbsp

*Text color and HTML tags for content names and titles aren’t supported in the apps. HTML tags in titles are filtered out and not displayed in Blackboard app 3.5+ and Blackboard Instructor 1.7+.

Supported HTML in Blackboard Apps
Natively Supported Content HTML Support
Item
Name Plain Text
Body Full HTML
Assignment
Name Plain Text
Instructions Partial HTML
Feedback Partial HTML
Test
Name Plain Text
Content Link Description Not Displayed
Test Description Not Displayed
Test Instructions Partial HTML
Test Question Table Partial HTML
Test Question Body Partial HTML
Test Question Answer Choice Partial HTML

*Attachments and links aren't displayed
Feedback: Per Question Not Displayed
Feedback: Attempt Partial HTML
Discussion Forum
Name Plain Text
Description Partial HTML
Thread Partial HTML
Reply to Thread Partial HTML
Reply to Reply Partial HTML
Course Link Name Plain Text
Course Link Description Not Displayed
Folder
Name Plain Text
Description Not Displayed
Learning Module
Name Plain Text
Description Not Displayed

*Learning Modules function the same as folders. Table of contents isn't displayed.
Lesson Plan
Name Plain Text
Description Not Displayed

*Lesson Plans function the same as folders. Metadata isn't displayed.
Course Link
Name Plain Text
Description Not Displayed
Web Link
Name Plain Text
Text Not Displayed
Image
Name Plain Text
Alt Text Not Displayed
Long Description Plain Text
Video
Name Plain Text
File Name Plain Text
Audio
Name Plain Text
File Name Plain Text
Announcements
Subject Plain Text
Message Partial HTML
Course Link Not Displayed
File
Name Plain Text
Filename Plain Text
Unsupported Content Types: Tool Link, Blog, Wiki, Journal, Collaborate Ultra Session Manager, Syllabus, YouTube Mashup
Name Plain Text
Description Not Displayed

Supported content types

Wondering which content types are supported in the apps? See Supported Content in Blackboard apps.