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Crystal Clear: Notice Anything Different?

There are a few new features in the Blackbaud Community. I'll make them Crystal Clear!
You may have noticed a few improvements in the Community this week. We are excited to tell you about them.

What's New?

First, the biggest change is with the text editor. It's been upgraded!


In addition to the functionality that was already present, the following features have been added:
  • HTML Source Editing: When you click source, HTML formatting and syntax highlighting will assist users in validating their HTML is correct.
  • Table Tools: You can now add tables without writing HTML by clicking the button in the text editor’s toolbar. 
  • Links pasted into the text editor now automatically format as clickable links.
  • Changes to Content Pasting: Content must be pasted using CTRL-V or CONTROL-SHIFT-V. 
What else is new?

There's now a spell check. You may notice red squiggly lines under a questionable word - no suggestions will be given (that's a feature request we put in).. but, you can hit the spell check in the menu to get a list of suggestions.

Keep Going!

Okay, we will. In your outlook or email inbox, you will see that the notifications are now from "Member's Name" via the Blackbaud Community. 


Yes! You can now paste clickable links in comment boxes. 


One more thing! If you copy and paste a forum discussion or blog into your Facebook for social sharing - it will look a lot better. That's been optimized for social sharing.

Have you noticed any other changes? What do you think about the ones rolled out, so far? Let us know in the comments below! 

If you can think of any features you'd like to see in this Community, check out the new Community feedback forum HERE.

3b96fa4d7754e32ccd6144d9a80e043a-huge-mo Moo Shoo is Mana-pleased!
Posted by Crystal Bruce on May 17, 2018 2:06 PM America/New_York

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Not sure the ""Member's Name" via the Blackbaud Community" would be considered an improvement.  The "From" email is still so I've searched for a way in Outlook to sort by email address instead of the From Name but haven't found a way to so it.  Anyone know of how to sort by Sender's email address?  Maybe the From Name can be switched to "Blackbaud Community from Member Name?"  

Also still waiting for the ability to tag other members in posts.  :(
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:24 PM EDT
Fan(freaking)tastic! Thanks so much for all you do to keep us communicating and productive!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:25 PM EDT
Joshua... stay tuned for news on that front!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:27 PM EDT
The suspense is terrible.

I hope it will last.
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:36 PM EDT
Wonderful improvements Crystal, especially the ability to includes links in comments.  As a frequent Community blogger and content provider, I often am replying to Blackbaud and Target Analytics clients and this is a very helpful enhancement.  Thank you for your awesome management of this incredibly valuable resource for Blackbaud clients and employees alike!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:45 PM EDT

Yes! You can now paste clickable links in comment boxes. 

Whaaaaaaaaat?  That's a super plus! Thank you!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 02:48 PM EDT
TY Crystal. I'm with Josh. . . "Blackbaud Community from Member Name"  will help me sort through all the other stuff and get right to the community!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 03:16 PM EDT
It is not an improvement until Google permissions can be handled by onCampus when submitting documents from Google Drive.
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 03:24 PM EDT
LOVE all of this! Thanks Crystal, for this and everything else you do for us every day here in the Community!
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 03:36 PM EDT
Looks good.. getting better! Wish that when we use a query from a previous year that it would automatically change that day that you updated it or viewed it... not when you run the report. Also, when you go into the query it says.. Modified but it actually wasn't.. I just looked at it.. needs to say something other than Last Modified.. should read .. last viewed.. or... - Just because i get into the query doesn't mean i've modified it. Otherwise.. love working with etapestry! 
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 04:18 PM EDT
Love the social sharing update! :) 
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 04:24 PM EDT
btw, I just tried it - if you share this blog in Facebook ... the image is Moo Shoo! :-D
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 04:35 PM EDT
Great improvements.  I have been getting emails with the members name.  This is awesome.
  • Posted Thu 17 May 2018 05:24 PM EDT
@Joshua - Outlook does group all the messages together if you search on "Blackbaud Community". Also, if you want to go there, you can set up a rule to categorize these messages and color code them. Once they are categorized, you can do things like sort on the category by clicking in the categories header, or set a rule to assign a retention policy, etc. I like to assign a one week delete on regular marketing email, to tidy-up my inbox. Of course, rules require a little testing because they sometime catch unexpected messages. There's nothing as specific as regular expressions. Also, rules can access the internet mail header, which Outlook makes hard to find. (More than you wanted to know, but perhaps it helps?)
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 08:30 AM EDT
Crystal - Just an fyi, your Moo Shoo memes are contributing to our office "Pun Board". Thanks so much! Tonya
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 09:27 AM EDT
Yay! And yay Moo Shoo!
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 09:59 AM EDT
Great job with the improvements!!
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 12:20 PM EDT
Great improvements Crystal!!  I've also noticed some more menu items under products, so it is great that Community is growing. Now where is the share button - am I blind?! Or do you you mean if you copy/paste the url in Twitter or whatever (sharing that way). Go Moo Shoo!!
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 01:43 PM EDT
This is great!  Thank you!
  • Posted Fri 18 May 2018 02:15 PM EDT
Thank you!!!
  • Posted Tue 29 May 2018 03:21 PM EDT
Thank you and great job :)
  • Posted Thu 31 May 2018 06:32 AM EDT
Wow!  So awesome! 
  • Posted Mon 04 Jun 2018 04:04 PM EDT
Thank you! I am terrible with remembering to make links into links.
  • Posted Thu 07 Jun 2018 02:09 PM EDT
I can't imagine ANYONE doing this job better than Crystal - HONESTLY!!!!!  way to go Crystal!  I really hope to meet you at BBCON this year:-)
  • Posted Tue 12 Jun 2018 12:04 PM EDT
  • Posted Tue 10 Jul 2018 10:32 AM EDT