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

Go to the course area within Blackboard where you want your journals to reside and choose Journal under Add Interactive Tool

We have chosen to place the journals in the Course Documents area.

You can create a page on which all of the journals will be listed, or you can just create one new journal

You can create a page on which all of the journals will be listed, or you can just create one new journal

Select "Create New Journal"

Enter a name for the journal, followed by any directions or description of its purpose

Enter a name for the journal, followed by any directions or description of its purpose

Make the journal available to students and determine the remaining journal settings based on your needs

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.

Choose grading

Choose grading

Click "Submit"

Click "Submit"

Your journal is created.

Your journal is created.

Click Next to initiate the link to the journal in your content area

Click Next to initiate the link to the journal in your content area

Add text and options

Add text and options

Click submit

Click submit

Your new journal and its link have been created

Your new journal and its link have been created

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