How do I create a journal?
These steps will show you one way to create a journal for your course
Go to the course area within Blackboard where you want your journals to reside and choose Journal under Add Interactive Tool
You can create a page on which all of the journals will be listed, or you can just create one new journal
Make the journal available to students and determine the remaining journal settings based on your needs
The monthly or weekly Index entries determine how the journal entries appear to the student, either on a monthly or a weekly basis. Typically, and by default in Blackboard, a journal is private between the instructor and the student, so the last setting, "permit course users to view journal", is seldom chosen.