I’m frustrated

Does "paste as html" work in Threaded Discussions?

Hello--

I'm trying to write a discussion post in html in order to get the formatting to look pretty in my class I'm taking. However, even though I am using the "Paste as HTML" clipboard button, it is not converting it.

I also checked the knowledge base, and it talks about Visual Editor and design editor, as well as a button marked <>. These are things I was looking for, but I sure can't find them.

I'm attaching a screenshot of the discussion board where this isn't working.

Incidentally, I tried this on both Chrome and Firefox, on a Mac running Snow Leopard (10.6.8).

Thanks,
Jim

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  • EMPLOYEE
    I’m thankful for your help!
    We're sorry to hear you're frustrated, Jim. We think there is some confusion between the different tools and the different Editors in OpenClass and we can understand why.

    We believe the information you were reading in the OpenClass Knowledge Base applies specifically to the Visual Editor available when you are adding a content menu item to your course. This Visual Editor can be executed in Design mode or HTML mode as indicated in the screenshot below.

    The Visual Editor in a Threaded Discussion does not yet support HTML code. It allows you to paste HTML content if you were to copy from an HTML source, however the Threaded Discussion tool is not yet equipped to translate HTML code.

    We apologize for the confusion, Jim, and will make changes to the Knowledge Base to distinguish the different Visual Editors available. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention!

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  • Hello again--

    You wrote:

    It allows you to paste HTML content if you were to copy from an HTML source, however the Threaded Discussion tool is not yet equipped to translate HTML code.

    Can you explain the difference there?

    I had html ready to post in my discussion answer, but there was no way to do it to make it work properly.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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  • EMPLOYEE
    I’m happy to have this discussion.
    We mean just that, Jim. You can paste HTML code however it will not translate after you click 'Post'. The HTML code will still display rather than the intended customization to font, hyperlinks, etc.

    So if we're being honest here, there are tools currently available in the Threaded Discussion editor that are confusing and not useful. We apologize and are planning to refine threads in the future however development has not yet been scheduled.

    Thank you for your questions, Jim! We understand where you're coming from and appreciate the time you are investing in getting to know OpenClass.
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  • I’m fine
    Got it!

    Well, one good thing: I was able to copy and paste the content from another page, with the links intact, by using "paste as html." That's almost as good, right?

    Thanks,
    Jim
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  • Yes! This is almost as good! Thanks again, Jim. We're smiling right now - we appreciate your good humor.
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