Our university recently upgraded Blackboard Learn platform from version 9.1 service pack 5 to version 9.1 service pack 8 (“Ocho”).
I was using HTML extensively in test questions to format the content into a very specific layout (small lines of content in bordered tables to emulate the labels on library book spines). I used <br> tags to create the distinct lines within each cell.
After the upgrade to 9.1.8 I see my <br> tags still functioning as desired in the test canvas view but when a student user actually takes the test the <br> tags fail and all the content is presented in one long line.
Is <br> deprecated somehow? Must I replace it with some other tag? I have very many questions and most use the <br> tag several times so I would prefer to not have to replace each and every <br> but will if I must.
Could there be a global fix? Could it be browser dependent?
Possibly relevant: I used: <td style="vertical-align:top"> in some of the tcells as well. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether this tag is used or not within each cell.
I don't think the behavior you're describing in browser-dependent. However, it may be theme-dependent, if the theme you're using on your server displays break tags in a way that's different from normal, or from what you were using before. What theme are you using?
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