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Communicating and Collaborating

Journals

A Journal is a self-reflective tool for students. Only the student and the faculty member are able to add comments to Journal entries. However, the faculty member has the option to make Journals public so all enrolled users can read all entries made to a Journal topic. Group Journals are also available and the entries can be read by all Group members and the Faculty.

When a faculty member creates a Journal, he or she has the option to allow students to be able to edit or delete entries as well as whether the Journal is to be graded.  If the Journal is to be graded, a column is automatically created in the Grade Center.

Note:  If a student is removed from the course, the student's Journal will be deleted. All Journal entries and comments are deleted.

Screenshot highlighting the process for creating journals

To create a Journal: From the Control Panel click Course Tools > click Journals > and Create Journal in the adjacent content frame.

 

Last Updated:3/1/2012