Problems adding embedded content via iFrame for some URLs

Problem: Due to security concerns, instructors may encounter difficulty adding embedded content from some sites via iframe. Pasting iframe embed code into the HTML box in the content editor may not save as expected for some sites.

Solution: If you are attempting to embed material from an external site and encountering trouble doing so, please contact and include the steps you are taking to embed, as well as the embed code and url you are using.

Embedding files from the content collection: As a side effect of the security changes, the process for embedding files has changed. To embed one of these files, the iframe src must use a relative “permanent” link for the file:

  1. Find the file in the content collection, click on the grey chevron to the right of the file name, then select “360˚ View”. Image showing selection of 360 view.
  2. Copy only the relative path of the Permanent URL (i.e. /bbcswebdav/xid-43414430_1 ). Don’t include Image showing how to embed the permanent URL fragment
  3. When embedding the iFrame (i.e. using the HTML button on an item in a course), use that relative path as the src for the iframe, i.e. <iframe src="/bbcswebdav/xid-43414430_1"

Copy and Paste issues in Bb text editor

Problem: Copying from within the text editor, then attempting to paste back into the editor, results in text not being pasted (nothing happens).

While we are waiting on a patch for this from Bb, we have been provided with the following workaround in Firefox:

  1. Type “about:config” into the address bar. You’ll see a warning about violating warranty, please ignore that and continue.

  2. Type in “clipboardevents”.

  3. Double click the search result item to toggle value from “true” to “false”

You may need to restart your browser in order for this to take effect.

Resolved: Linked text created in text areas is not underlined

This has been resolved.  Please report any further problems to

Links created in the visual text box editor in Blackboard display with no underline and in some themes are not differentiated by color.  A patch is forthcoming from Blackboard, however a temporary fix is being pursued to address this in the short term.