Course copy strips attributes from links in content items

Problem:  After copying a course, links entered into content items have had some attributes removed.  This includes the “target” attribute, which is often used to make a link open in a new window/tab.

We have opened a case with Blackboard in the hopes there is a fix for this issue.  In the meantime, there is no solution to this problem other than editing the links after the course copy.  For longer passages, manually copying and pasting the text/HTML from the old course item into the editor in the new course may help make this process slightly less time intensive.