Naming Files in Blackboard


In order for files to work properly in Blackboard, all files must be named properly.

To name files in Blackboard use the following naming convention.

  • File names should not contain capital letters, spaces or special characters.

    • If a space is necessary in a file name use the underscore_ symbol to indicate a space.

    • Special characters that should not be used include the following:   * & ^ % $ # @.

  • Remember all files must end with the appropriate file extension.  (For example:  a word document will end with .doc)

  • Remember when renaming files to be careful not to change the assigned file extension. All programs typically assign a file extension which includes the dot and all the letters after the dot.