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Use of an Apostrophe in a File Name Creating Issues

Date Published: Aug 21,2019

CategoryPlanned First Fix Release:SaaS - v3700.11.0,Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 Release; Product:Content Management,Extensions; Version:Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 (3200.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 (3300.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q2 2018 (3400.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q4 2016 (3100.0.0-rel.107+401e,SaaS
Article No.: 000043571
Blackboard Learn
Service Pack(s):
Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 (3200.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 (3300.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2018 (3400.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2016 (3100.0.0-rel.107+401e, SaaS
Issue Description:
An attached file with an apostrophe in the name won't allow an assignment to be edited and throws an error.
Steps to Repeat:
  1. Log in to Blackboard as an Administrator
  2. Make a Course or use an old Course
  3. Create an Assignment and attach a file to it with a name that has an apostrophe in it. (Yes this works and throws no error)
  4. Edit Assignment, change nothing and save it
Observed Behavior:
Throws an error, for example:

Expected Behavior:
Edit should save



Do not use special characters in file names.

Target Release:

Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 Release

SaaS - Fixed (v3700.11.0)

Patch Available:


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