Blackboard (Faculty) - Journals: Create A Jounal

This document provides an overview of how to create a journal.

Create A Journal

  1. From any Content Area or Folder, click on Tools in the tool bar. Then click on Journals.


    Click on Journal
  2. Click on Create New Journal.

  3. Give the Journal a name and add instructions.

    Click on Create new Journal

  4. Only one journal should be created for the entire semester. It can be linked within any folder or learning module. 
  5. Journal Settings: Accept the "Weekly" Index Entries. Journals will be listed by week.
    Select other settings as desired.
    Note: "Permit Course users to View Journals" will open the journals to the entire class and therefore no longer private. If you select this option, clearly state in the instructions that these journals are public and not private.

    Journal Settings

  6. Grade Setting: Journals may be graded. However the entire journal is graded. It is not possible to grade individual entries.
    Click the Grade radio button and add Possible Points in the text box.

    Grade Journal and add possible points

  7. Select other options as desired. The Due Date can only be set once, not weekly.
  8. Add a rubric if desired. See "About Rubrics" knowledge base for more information. 
  9. Click Submit at the top or bottom of the page.

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, journal, journals,   Doc ID:61571
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-03-04 14:41 CDTUpdated:2016-04-21 10:40 CDT
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