Often when pasting into Blackboard text retains the formatting from Microsoft Word and requires some steps to correct it.
If text was copied and pasted from Word, sometimes a lot of extra text can end up in the Announcement, even though it looks normal to you before sending. This is a known problem in Blackboard
There are two workarounds.
1. Instead of using MS Word, try using a basic text editing program such as Notepad ( for PC) , or Textedit ( for Mac) .
2. After copying and pasting the text from MS Word into your new announcement, click on Remove Formatting from the expanded tool bar menu, just above the spell check button.